Explosion of Supernova 1987A

The new NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope image (June 10) shows the closest supernova explosion, called Supernova 1987A, witnessed in almost 400 years, which has allowed astronomers to study it in unprecedented detail as the outburst evolves.In the new Hubble image, SN 1987A is surrounded by a ring of material that blew off the star thousands of years before it exploded.

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Supermassive Black Hole Twins

With the help their new studies astronomers discovered the second monster black hole at the center of the galaxy, called Markarian 739, which is about 425 million light-years from Earth, located in the constellation Leo, and which presence was revealed in observations by NASA’s Swift satellite and the Chandra X-Ray Observatory.

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NASAs Calipso satellite

NASA’s Calipso satellite, which is the prolific Earth-observation satellite, took the image on June 2 using laser and infrared ranging instruments and has since gone on to take more imagery.The Calipso satellite was lunched in 2006 and traveled more than 750 million miles (1.2 million kilometers) as it orbits the Earth, NASA officials said in a statement.

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VLT Survey Telescopes (VST) First Images

The VLT Survey Telescope (VST), which is the latest addition to the European Southern Observatory’s network of telescopes at Paranal in the Atacama Desert of northern Chile, take its first images.The image shows the spectacular star-forming region Messier 17, which is also known as the Omega Nebula or the Swan Nebula, as it has never been seen before

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