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NASA spacecraft take aim at nearby supernova

( —An exceptionally close stellar explosion discovered on Jan. 21 has become the focus of observatories around and above the globe, including several NASA spacecraft. The blast, designated SN 2014J, occurred in ...

dateJan 24, 2014 in Astronomy
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RX J1532.9+3021: Extreme power of black hole revealed

( —Astronomers have used NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and a suite of other telescopes to reveal one of the most powerful black holes known. The black hole has created enormous structures in the hot gas surrounding ...

dateJan 23, 2014 in Astronomy
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NASA's SDO sees giant January sunspots

An enormous sunspot, labeled AR1944, slipped into view over the sun's left horizon late on Jan. 1, 2014. The sunspot steadily moved toward the right, along with the rotation of the sun, and now sits almost dead center, as ...

dateJan 07, 2014 in Space Exploration
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