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Space telescopes measure speed and shape of ultra-fast quasar winds

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory Press Release

NASA’s Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) and ESA’s (European Space Agency) XMM-Newton telescope are showing that fierce winds from a supermassive black hole blow outward in all directions — a phenomenon that had been suspected, but difficult to prove until now. 842 more words

Astronomy

The Rehearsal of Space & the Poetic Impossibility to Manage the Infinite / Edgar Martins

Space glove, Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Centre (Star City, Russian Federation)

Astronaut dressing room, where the Sokol spacesuits are stored, Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Centre (Star City, Russian Federation) 88 more words

Photography

Rosetta space probe swoops down to take sharp, close images of comet, shows 'stunning details'

BERLIN — The European Space Agency says high-resolution images the Rosetta space probe took during a swoop close to a comet it’s been tracking for months show boulders on the comet’s surface as well as “stunning details of the contrasting terrain.” 99 more words

News

Europe's Rosetta craft swoops in close to comet it's been chasing

BERLIN – The European Space Agency has sent its Rosetta probe in for a close look at the comet it’s been tracking for months, a swoop that scientists hope will provide them with detailed measurements and photos of its surface. 109 more words

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Astronomy: The Hubble Space Telescope at 25

Since 1990, the Hubble Space Telescope has been orbiting Earth, capturing images of the cosmos that have “fundamentally changed humanity’s scientific understanding of the universe… 558 more words