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French astronaut Pesquet speaks to schoolchildren from the International Space Station

French astronaut Thomas Pesquet of the European Space Agency takes part in a live in-flight event aboard the International Space Station, spinning a globe and describing the orbital craft’s journey over Earth.

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ESA scientists watch first Briton taking off from Baikonur to ISS

Scientists at the European Space Agency (ESA) watch their colleague Tim Peake’s take-off from Baikonur in Kazakhstan as he becomes the first Briton to visit the International Space Station.

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Astronomers Discover Supermassive Black Holes


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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