Category Archives: Space

11Jul/15

NASA holds daily briefing as New Horizons makes it’s final approach to Pluto

NASA officials say they see black and white images of Pluto’s geological patterns sent back to earth by New Horizons’ mission as it is set to be the first probe to visit the distant world.

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06Jul/15

Astronomers Discover Supermassive Black Holes

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NASA’s Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) recently caught a glimpse of five of these secluded beasts. While hidden from view from most other telescopes, NuSTAR can spot them by detecting the highest-energy X-rays, which can penetrate through the enshrouding gas and dust.
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25Mar/15

Supermassive backhole detector ready for business

Construction of the world’s largest and most powerful observatory designed to detect and analyze gamma rays has been completed in Mexico. Gamma ray particles are considered the most energetic in the universe and scientists hope to use the observatory to learn more about the supernovas and black holes that produce them. Ben Gruber reports.
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