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NASA'S Chandra Finds Fastest Wind From Stellar-Mass Black Hole

15 Apr 2012

NASA'S Chandra Finds Fastest Wind From Stellar-Mass Black Hole.

This artist's impression shows a binary system containing a stellar-mass black hole called IGR J17091-3624, or IGR J17091 for short. The strong gravity of the black hole, on the left, is pullin

Hourglass Nebula

31 Mar 2012

Hourglass Nebula PictureHourglass Nebula Picture This Hubble telescope snapshot of MyCn18, a young planetary nebula, reveals that the object has an hourglass shape with an intricate pattern of "etchings" in its walls. A planetary nebula is the glowing relic of a dying, Sun-like star. The results are of great interest because they shed new light on the poorly understood ejection of stellar matter that accompanies the slow death of Sun-like stars.

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