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Black Hole In Action

Hi gang,

Take a look at this truly amazing image of the galaxy known as Hercules A. The image is a composite from a number of telescopes and shows what intricate can be shown by creating images in this way. The image shows a supermassive black hole and it's influences on the surrounding materials. Please take a look here http://www.esa.int/spaceinimages/Images/2015/11/A_supermassive_black_hole_in_action

John
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Over your shoulder!!

Hi Gang,

This is just one of those images that make you realise just why we need to keep the exploration of the solar system going. This image from CASSINI shows two of Saturn's moon Dione and Enceladus. The moons are composed of the same materials (almost!) and should look the same in the sky. You can see in the image that Dione is considerably darker. Find out why here http://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/jpl/pia18345/a-brighter-moon

John
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New Clue In Galaxy Formation

Hi Gang,

The Vista Telescope has shown for the first time, that monster galaxies existed when the universe was in it's infancy. This gives astronomers a way of studying the morphology of galaxies and how they formed in the early universe. To see the images and read the science go here http://www.eso.org/public/news/eso1545/?lang

John
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Should I continue?

Hi Gang,

I understand that not everyone wants to post on this website but I would like to know whether it is worth my while posting these links. Should I continue or stop? Please let me know, a simple yes stop, or no continue will suffice!

John.
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The beauty of the Blue Marble!

Hi gang,

Most of us have taken photographs at some point or other of the landscape whilst we are on holiday or at home. Some are pretty amazing images! I like to look at the images on this website here http://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/colors-after-the-storms On here there are some breath-taking images of the planet taken from space. The are a number of WOW images here folks, so if you have a few spare minutes take the time to ...
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Another ROSETTA surprise!

Hi gang,

Space probes just keep on throwing up more and more surprises! This one is from ROSETTA, following comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko. The probe has found an abundance of molecular oxygen in the comet. This is strange because oxygen is highly reactive and should have quickly dissipated and certainly should not have been detected in such large quantities. To read the full science brief go here http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Space_Science/Rosetta/First_detection_of_molecular_oxygen_at_a_comet

John
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Think New Horizons is finished?

Hi gang,

A few of the readers may be thinking that the New Horizons mission was a great success at Pluto but that is that. Guess again gang. The mission is far from over and indeed the science from Pluto is still pouring in. Take a look at the mission page here http://www.nasa.gov/press-release/four-months-after-pluto-flyby-nasa-s-new-horizons-yields-wealth-of-discovery to see what's happening. There is a great animation on this page that shows how Pluto's moons are tumbling about in their ...
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Looks like home!

Hi Gang,

Take a look at this image taken by the HiRISE camera on board the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. At first glance it could be mistaken for an image of some beach somewhere on Earth but it is actually an image of Ophir Chasma on Mars. Take a look for yourself and see what you think! http://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/layers-and-fractures-in-ophir-chasma-mars

John
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What next!

Hi gang,

How do you get children interested in learning about comets? Simple make a nice animation about the life of a comet! To see what they came up with ( it is good fun to watch!!) go here http://www.esa.int/spaceinvideos/Videos/2015/11/Once_upon_a_time_Living_with_a_comet

John.
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