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Andromeda galaxy scanned with high-energy X-ray vision

NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, or NuSTAR, has captured the best high-energy X-ray view yet of a portion of our nearest large, neighboring galaxy, Andromeda. The space mission has observed 40 "X-ray binaries"—intense ...

dateJan 05, 2016 in Astronomy
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Quantum foam

Quantum foam. It may sound like the name of a new craft beer, but it's something even more amazing.

dateJan 04, 2016 in Quantum Physics
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NASA analyzes Paraguay's heavy rainfall

Widespread flooding has recently affected South America and Paraguay has been especially hard hit. A NASA analysis showed locations in central and southern Paraguay that received the largest rainfall totals from Dec. 23 to ...

dateDec 30, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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Magnetic fields in powerful radio jets

Super-massive black holes at the centers of galaxies can spawn tremendous bipolar jets when matter in the vicinity forms a hot, accreting disk around the black hole. The rapidly moving charged particles in the jets radiate ...

dateDec 28, 2015 in Astronomy
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Chandra finds remarkable galactic ribbon unfurled

An extraordinary ribbon of hot gas trailing behind a galaxy like a tail has been discovered using data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory. This ribbon, or X-ray tail, is likely due to gas stripped from the galaxy as it ...

dateDec 22, 2015 in Astronomy
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