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.

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.

Nanosatellite for Studying Exoplanets

Researchers of Laboratory Im. Draper and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) designed nanosatellite, called ExoPlanetSat.ExoPlanetSat is a three typical nanosatellite CubeSat into a single structure. The nano satellite has a volume of three liters, it’s 10 centimeters tall, 10 centimeters wide, and 30 centimeters long.According to researchers ExoPlanetSat will trak only perspective stars.

Dwarf Planet Haumea

Researchers from European Southern Observatory (ESO) using a giant telescope in the Chilean find that Haumea, which is the one of the five dwarf planets of the SolarSystem, and one of its satellites, Hi’iaka, covered with brilliant layer of crystalline ice, formed as a result of the tidal gravitational forces and the decay of radioactive elements that make up these Plutoid.

NASA Twin Voyagers

NASA’s twin Voyagers probes are now at the edge of the solar system, they left Earth more than 30 years ago. They are in geliomantii (heliosheath), in border heliosphere a bubble around the sun filled with the solar plasma. Thickness’ geliomantii is 4,8-6,4 billion kilometers, or nearly 32-42 astronomical units (an stronomical unit – the distance from Earth to the sun).Scientists think that both Voyager will continue to collect scientific data about the year 2025.

NASA Destroyed Comet Hunter Satellite

NASA deliberately deactivated their satellite Stardust, burning his last reserves of fuel in the experiment to help engineers planning future missions.Stardust was launched in 1999 and in 2004 became the first and so far only satellite to collect samples of comet dust during a flight to the comet Wild 2. Samples have landed on Earth in a capsule in 2006. But Stardust continued its flight. Since all of its systems were normal, NASA has decided to convert it by adjusting its orbit to the intersection with the comet Tempel 1 on Feb. 14 this year.

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