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Black hole has major flare - October 28
The baffling and strange behaviors of black holes have become somewhat less mysterious recently, with new observations from NASA's Explorer missions Swift and the Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, or NuSTAR. The two space telescopes caught a supermassive black hole in the midst of a giant eruption of X-ray light, helping astronomers address an ongoing puzzle: How do supermassive black holes flare?...Read More

Seven key facts about Cassini's Oct. 28 'plume dive' - October 28
NASA's Cassini spacecraft will sample the ocean of Saturn's moon Enceladus on Wednesday, Oct. 28, when it flies through the moon's plume of icy spray....Read More

Black Hole Has Major Flare - October 27

The baffling and strange behaviors of black holes have become somewhat less mysterious, with new observations from two NASA missions.

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Cassini probe to dive deep through watery plume on Enceladus - October 27
NASA's Cassini spacecraft is set to make its deepest dive yet through the Saturn moon's plume, perhaps close enough to spot the ingredients for life

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Why Earth is so much bigger than Mars: Rocky planets formed from 'pebbles' - October 27
Using a new process in planetary formation modeling, where planets grow from tiny bodies called 'pebbles,' scientists can explain why Mars is so much smaller than Earth. This same process also explains the rapid formation of the gas giants Jupiter and Saturn, as reported earlier this year....Read More

New component of Milky Way discovered - October 28
Astronomers have discovered a previously unknown component of the Milky Way. By mapping out the locations of a class of stars that vary in brightness called Cepheids, a disc of young stars buried behind thick dust clouds in the central bulge has been found....Read More

Deepest-Ever Dive Through Enceladus Plume Completed - October 28

NASA's Cassini spacecraft successfully completed its close flyby of Saturn's moon Enceladus today, passing 30 miles (49 kilometers) above the moon's south polar region.

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The doctor in Antarctica creating medicine fit for space - October 27
To keep people healthy on missions to deep space and other planets, we need to monitor those in extreme, isolated conditions, says ESA medic Beth Healey

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Artificial intelligence finds messy galaxies - October 27
An astrophysics student has turned to artificial intelligence to help her to see into the hearts of galaxies. She was inspired by neural networks to create a program to single out from thousands of galaxies the subjects of her study -- the most turbulent and messy galaxies....Read More

DSCOVRing Earth - October 27

An innovative Earth-observing satellite now shows near-daily views of our home planet online.

The post DSCOVRing Earth appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

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