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  • Artist’s impression depicting a wind flowing from around a supermassive black hole at the centre of a bright spiral galaxy. Image credit: ESA. The European Space Agency's (ESA) X-ray Multi-Mirror Mission (XMM-Newton) space telescope has found a wind of high-speed gas streaming from the centre of …
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  • This high-resolution image captured by NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft. New Horizons flies by PlutoNASA's New Horizons gave Pluto its first close-up. The spacecraft flew within 7,800 miles (12,550 kilometers) of Pluto's surface, capturing spectacular images of towering water-ice mountains and flow…
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  • Artist's impression of the Euclid spacecraft, a dark energy and dark matter mission planned for launch in 2020.  Credits: ESA/C. Carreau Euclid, a planned mission to investigate the profound cosmic mysteries of dark matter and dark energy, has passed its preliminary design review. This clears the…
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  • Two comets collided at low speed in the early Solar System to give rise to the distinctive ‘rubber duck’ shape of Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko, say Rosetta scientists.The origin of the comet’s double-lobed form has been a key question since Rosetta first revealed its surprising shape in July 2…
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