Spaceflight Now: “The shuttle Endeavour launched 20 years ago on a crucial mission to save the Hubble Space Telescope.”
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The business of heroes needs saving from the crushing weight of its own data. The Marvel team thinks they’ve built a solution: a massive database that uses graph theory to give fans a simple take on characters that span comics, movies, and video games.
SpaceX’s satellite launch yesterday cost $60 million—that’s $200 million less than European provider Arianespace charges.
The Large Magellanic Cloud is one of the closest galaxies to our own. Astronomers have now used the power of ESO’s Very Large Telescope to explore one of its lesser known regions.
This new image shows clouds of gas and dust where hot new stars are being born and are sculpting their surroundings into odd shapes. But the image also shows the effects of stellar death — filaments created by a supernova explosion.
Herbig-Haro 110, a geyser of hot gas flowing from a newborn star.
Captured by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope.
Awesome photograph of the ISS seen from Earth.
Twitter user @1Cool: “Happy 15th ISS! So cool every time you pass over. Many happy returns.”
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There’s a black hole in a galaxy 22 million light-years away that’s incredibly bright and energetic. Astronomers naturally assumed it was a supermassive black hole. But new observations show it’s actually quite tiny — throwing many conceptions of what we thought we knew about these things completely out the window.