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Black holes sing, but only in X-ray

The blue dots show galaxies with supermassive black holes emitting high-energy X-rays.

Black holes are definitely the loudest things in the universe in the language of X-rays. 508 more words

COSMOLOGY AND ASTOPHYSICS

June 13 - New Planet and NuSTAR

Exoplanet Gliese 876d was discovered on June 13th 2005 by the California and Carnegie Planet Search.  It was found by using the radial velocity… 196 more words

US Space Program

The Center of the Milky Way

When the Romans looked at the sky, they called it a road of milk. The stars spread, unhindered by the layer of smog that blocks them now, mapping out an arc every way you looked of speckled white cream. 323 more words

NuStar’s latest image maps Andromeda’s dead stars

NuSTAR has observed 40 “X-ray binaries” — intense sources of X-rays comprised of a black hole or neutron star that feeds off a stellar companion. 532 more words

Astronomy

X-ray Sources in Andromeda

The Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (or NuSTAR) has captured the best high-energy X-ray view yet of a band across Andromeda, our nearest large, neighboring galaxy. The satellite has observed 40 “X-ray binaries,” intense sources of X-rays comprised of a black hole or neutron star that feeds off a stellar companion.

Image Credit: NASA

Science

An In-Depth X-ray Picture of X-Ray Binary Systems in Andromeda

Andromeda (Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/GSFC)

While everyone else was making popcorn garlands and giving sentimental presents and eating marshmallow candies shaped like Santa, astronomers were busy too…busy scanning the Andromeda galaxy with a super powerful x-ray telescope array in space! 258 more words