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The star 18 Scorpii is found in the constellation Scorpius and lies roughly 46 light-years away from our Solar System.
Credit: daviddarling.com
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Located in the Eagle Nebula, E42 is thought to be a very early embryo of
a star much like Earth's Sun.
Credit: NASA/ESA/STScI, J. Hester and P. Scowen (ASU)
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Artist´ conception of the 2 foot-diameter flying disks. They are transparent, but blur out transmitted light into a donut, as shown for the background stars. Transmitted sunlight is also spread out, so it misses the Earth. Credit: Roger Angel/Tom Connors, Univ. of Ariz.
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The black hole at the center of the NGC 4051 galaxy emits a hot wind of chemical
elements, including elements like carbon and oxygen that are critical for life. The
hot wind originates very close to the black hole, at a distance about five times the
size of Neptune's orbit. Although speedy, the wind is weaker than expected and
ejects only 2 to 5 percent of accreting material.
Credit: George Seitz/Adam Block/NOAO/AURA/NSF
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This artist's concept depicts a supermassive black hole at the center of a galaxy.
The blue color here represents radiation pouring out from material very close to the
black hole. The grayish structure surrounding the black hole, called a torus, is
made up of gas and dust.
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
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This image represent what you might see if you were able to travel inside a black
hole. It was created by taking real scientific data about black holes, and
translating it into visualizations. The image was recently displayed as part of an
exhibit at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science¡¯s Gates Planetarium entitled
Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity.
Credit: Denver Museum of Nature & Science
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Using ESO's VLT, astronomers found jets coming out from a 24
Jupiter-mass brown dwarf, showing that outflows are rather ubiquituous
in the Universe and leading to the prospect that that young giant
planets could also be associated with outflows.
Credit: ESO
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This composite image of X-ray and optical light shows the galactic
'tail' created when gas is stripped from the galaxy ESO 137-001 as it
plunges into a giant cluster of galaxies known as Abell 3627.
Credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/ MSU/M.Sun et al; H-alpha/Optical: SOAR
(MSU/NOAO/ UNC/CNPq-Brazil)/M.Sun et al.
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NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory, was used to capture X-ray light (blue)
shown in the composite image above. The observatory was launched in 1999
and is the most sophisticated X-ray observatory built to date.
Credit: Chandra X-ray Center (CXC)
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The SOAR (Southern Observatory for Astrophysical Research) Telescope was
used to capture the hydrogen light (red) and optical light (white) shown
in the image above. SOAR, which was a project initiated in 1995 and is
currently in its commissioning phase, is located at Cerro Pachon, in
Chile.
CREDIT: SOAR

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The Solar System today. Pluto was recently re-classified to join the ranks of dwarf
planets like Ceres. Now, our Solar System officially consists of 8 planets, shown in
order from Mercury to Neptune.
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Astronomers have dubbed the uniquely shaped disk of dust around the nearby star HD
61005 'The Moth'. The near-infrared images above were taken using NASA's Hubble
Space Telescope in 2005 and 2006.
Credit: NASA, ESA, D. Hines (Space Science Institute, New Mexico) and G. Schneider
(University of Arizona)
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This artist's concept shows a collision between two protoplanets, one the size of
Jupiter and the other Neptune-sized. Astronomers believe that the unique object
2M1207B may have been created by a similar collision.
Credit: David A. Aguilar (Harvard-Smithsonian CfA)
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The Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT) is scheduled for completion around 2016. The
ground-based telescope will have a primary mirror far larger than any telescope
previously built and could produce images up to 10-times sharper than the Hubble
Space Telescope.
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The MARVELS survey will be conducted from the 2.5 meter SDSS telescope at Apache
Point Observatory in New Mexico.
Credit: SDSS
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NGC 4038/4039, Antennae Galaxies. These two spiral galaxies started to interact a few hundred million years ago, making the Antennae galaxies one of the nearest and youngest examples of a pair of colliding galaxies. During the course of the collision, billions of stars will be formed. Nearly half of the faint objects in the Antennae image are young star clusters containing tens of thousands of stars. The orange blobs to the left and right of image center are the two cores of the original galaxies and consist mainly of old stars criss-crossed by filaments of dust, which appears brown in the image. The two galaxies are dotted with brilliant blue star-forming regions surrounded by glowing hydrogen gas, appearing in the image in pink. Image Credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)-ESA/Hubble Collaboration
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Arp 200, shown here in an image taken by NASA´ Chandra X-Ray Observatory, is a galaxy that formed through the collision of two Milky Way-sized galaxies. Credit: NASA/SAO/CXC/J. McDowell.
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This artist's concept shows a multitude of tiny diamonds next to a hot
star. Diamonds are abundant in space.
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

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Observations were made using telescopes on Hawaii's Mauna Kea. Mauna Kea's 4,200
meter summit houses the world's largest observatory for optical, infrared and
submillimeter astronomy.
Credit: University of Hawaii
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Four billion years ago, our solar neighborhood may have resembled this recent image
of the Orion nebula.
Credit: NASA
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Graphene is made from a one-atom-thick layer of carbon atoms and is the
world's thinnest material.
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The Brown dwarf CFBDS0059 is indicated as a red dot at the top of the picture.
Credit: Astronomy and Astrophysics

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The planet-hosting star Iota Horologii.
Credit: Digital Sky Survey/VirGO
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The star Iota Horologii is located toward the Horologium constellation. The new
findings show that the star must have drifted to its current position from the
Hyades cluster, which is located towards the inner triangle of the Taurus
constellation.
Credit: Digital Sky Survey/VirGO/ESO
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01/14/09
ANU researchers recently discovered the sun-like star HD98618, which is
almost identical to the Sun in age, size, temperature and chemistry.
This image shows a color enhanced zoom around HD98618, created using
information from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey.

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View north-northeast across Kilauea's summit caldera and Halema`uma`u crater (left of center). Kilauea is the youngest volcano on the Big Island of Hawai`i.
Credit: USGS
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The Perseus Cluster is one of the closest clusters of galaxies. The Perseus Cluster of Galaxies is part of the Pisces-Perseus supercluster, which contains over 1,000 galaxies. Image Credit & Copyright: Jean-Charles Cuillandre (CFHT) & Giovanni Anselmi (Coelum Astronomia), Hawaiian Starlight.
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The Combined Array for Research in Millimeter Astronomy (CARMA) is
located near the town of Bishop in California's Inyo Mountains. It is a
15-dish array composed of six 10-meter telescopes and nine 6-meter
telescopes.
Credit: University of Maryland
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The 'Pinwheel' galaxy, also known as Messier 101, as imaged by the Spitzer Space Telescope.
Credit: NASA
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These images show four spiral galaxies with bars of stars and gas slicing through them. The galaxies are at various distances from Earth. The galaxy at upper left is 2.1 billion light-years away; the galaxy at upper right, 3.8 billion light-years away; the galaxy at lower left, 5.3 billion light-years away; and the galaxy at lower right, 6.4 billion light-years away.
Credit: NASA, ESA, K. Sheth (Spitzer Science Center, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, Calif.), and P. Capak and N. Scoville (California Institute of Technology)
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Comsochemistry
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NGC7742
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PulsarAnimation
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05/26/09
Binaryartist
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Sagittarii
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V4046Sagittarii
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06/12/09
GammaRayEarth
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06/18/09
NeutronStarMerger
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GammaRayRepeaters
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06/18/09
HubbleStarburst
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NGC1569
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ClusterRCW38
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RCW38
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RCW38Cluster
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CrabNebula
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SupernovaRemnant
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08/22/09
ParticleShowers
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08/22/09
SolarSystemBob
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08/23/09
Milky Way Dark Matter
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Density Maps
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08/31/09

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