Hubble’s Megamaser Galaxy


MCG+01-38-005 (below) is a special kind of megamaser; the galaxy’s active galactic nucleus pumps out huge amounts of energy, stimulating clouds of surrounding water.

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NASA engineers closed a summer of successful hot fire testing Aug. 30 for flight controllers on RS-25 engines that will help power the new Space Launch System (SLS) rocket being built to carry astronauts to deep-space destinations, including Mars.

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At the center of the Centaurus galaxy cluster, there is a large elliptical galaxy called NGC 4696. Deeper still, there is a supermassive black hole buried within the core of this galaxy. New data from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory and other telescopes has revealed details about this giant black hole.

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Dublin at Night

 


Expedition 50 Commander Shane Kimbrough of NASA shared this nighttime image of Dublin on March 17, 2017, writing, “Happy #StPatricksDay Spectacular #Dublin, Ireland captured by @thom_astro from @Space_Station. Enjoy the #StPatricksFest Parade down there!”

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In the Integration Building at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Expedition 51 crewmembers Fyodor Yurchikhin of the Russian space agency Roscosmos and Jack Fischer of NASA sit for pictures April 6, 2017, in front of their Soyuz MS-04 spacecraft as part of pre-launch preparations. Credits: NASA

In the Integration Building at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Expedition 51 crew members Fyodor Yurchikhin of the Russian space agency Roscosmos and Jack Fischer of NASA sit for pictures April 6, 2017, in front of their Soyuz MS-04 spacecraft as part of pre-launch preparations. Credits: NASA

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 A rocket launch off the coast of Virginia that officials said might be visible from New Jersey has been postponed from Sunday to Monday night, NASA announced. The Cygnus cargo spacecraft, intended to resupply the International Space Station, was to be deployed from an Antares rocket set to launch shortly after 8 p.m. on Sunday.…
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Shortly after the Doctor visits NASA in 1969 the microbes from the moon are now said to be harmless earth bacteria.  Coincidence? I don't think so.

Shortly after the Doctor visits NASA in 1969 the case of the mysterious microbes from the moon is solved. They are now harmless earth bacteria. Coincidence? I don't think so.

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