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The superwind galaxy NGC 4666 (w/ Video)

(PhysOrg.com) -- The galaxy NGC 4666 takes pride of place at the centre of this new image, made in visible light with the Wide Field Imager on the MPG/ESO 2.2-meter telescope at the La Silla Observatory in ...

dateSep 01, 2010 in Astronomy
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The Atmosphere of Io

(PhysOrg.com) -- Io is one of the four moons of Jupiter that Galileo discovered after he turned his new telescope heavenward. They shocked him and his contemporaries because they demonstrated that heavenly ...

dateJun 14, 2010 in Space Exploration
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Phobos flyby success

Mars Express encountered Phobos last night, smoothly skimming past at just 67 km, the closest any manmade object has ever approached Mars' enigmatic moon. The data collected could help unlock the origin of ...

dateMar 04, 2010 in Space Exploration
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Studying how black holes grow

Black holes are some of the most exotic objects in the universe. They are the final evolutionary stage of giant stars much larger than the sun. When these stars explode, their cores collapse down to the size ...

dateDec 17, 2009 in Space Exploration
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