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16 Feb 2015

The Royal Observatory Greenwich is pleased to announce the shortlist for this year’s Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition. The Awards will be announced on September 18, 2013, while an exhibition of the winning images will run from September 19 to February 23, 2014. Receiving the Galatic Beam. The Milky Way appears to line up with the giant 64-m dish of the radio telescope at Parkes Observatory in Australia.

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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

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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