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A multi-wavelength view of radio galaxy Hercules A

(—Spectacular jets powered by the gravitational energy of a super massive black hole in the core of the elliptical galaxy Hercules A illustrate the combined imaging power of two of astronomy's cutting-edge tools, ...

dateNov 29, 2012 in Astronomy
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Hubble traps galactic fireflies

(—Luminous galaxies glow like fireflies on a dark night in this image snapped by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. The upper central galaxy in this image is a gigantic elliptical galaxy designated 4C 73.08. ...

dateNov 18, 2012 in Astronomy
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Prepare for a total solar eclipse

(—Tomorrow's total solar eclipse will only be visible in its entirety to ground-based observers watching from northern Australia, but ESA's Sun-watching Proba-2 satellite will have a ringside seat from its orbit ...

dateNov 13, 2012 in Space Exploration
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Night-time view of Aurora

(—Overnight on October 4-5, 2012, a mass of energetic particles from the atmosphere of the Sun were flung out into space, a phenomenon known as a coronal mass ejection. Three days later, the storm from the Sun ...

dateNov 06, 2012 in Space Exploration
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Solar fleet peers into coronal cavities

(—The sun's atmosphere dances. Giant columns of solar material – made of gas so hot that many of the electrons have been scorched off the atoms, turning it into a form of magnetized matter we call plasma – ...

dateSep 20, 2012 in Space Exploration
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