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Hubble mosaic of the Galactic center

( -- This NASA Hubble Space Telescope infrared mosaic image represents the sharpest survey of the Galactic Center to date. It reveals a new population of massive stars and new details in complex structures in ...

dateOct 10, 2011 in Space Exploration
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Making massive stars

How do massive stars form? Stars with more than about eight times as much mass as the sun are arguably the most important actors in the universe. Although they live only hundreds of millions of years, they are much hotter ...

dateAug 29, 2011 in Astronomy
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Millisecond pulsar in spin mode

Astronomers have tracked down the first gamma-ray pulsar in a globular cluster of stars. It is around 27,000 light years away and thus also holds the distance record in this class of objects. Moreover, its high luminosity ...

dateNov 03, 2011 in Astronomy
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Peering into a gateway opened 50 years ago

Saturday marked the 50th anniversary of the discovery of the quasar - an extremely bright object powered by matter falling into a super-massive black hole lying in the heart of a galaxy.

dateMar 17, 2013 in Astronomy
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