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A Tour of Cases of Black Hole Mistaken Identity
A Tour of Cases of Black Hole Mistaken Identity
Astronomers have discovered one type of growing supermassive black hole masquerading as another. (2020-07-15)
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A Tour of the Black Hole Jet in M87 (01-06-2020)
Astronomers have shown that the famous black hole in Messier 87 is propelling particles faster than 99% of the speed of light using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory.

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--  Famous Black Hole Has Jet Pushing Cosmic Speed Limit

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A Tour of the Crab Nebula 3D Visualization (01-05-2020)
Astronomers and visualization specialists from NASA's Universe of Learning program have combined X-ray, visible, and infrared wavelengths to create a 3D representation of the dynamic Crab Nebula.

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--  NASA's Great Observatories Help Astronomers Build a 3D Visualization of Exploded Star

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A Tour of Galaxy Gathering Brings Warmth (12-17-2019)
Two groups of galaxies located about 380 million light years from Earth are slamming into each other at about 4 million miles per hour.

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--  Galaxy Gathering Brings Warmth

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A Tour of a Positive Feedback Black Hole (11-26-2019)
Astronomers have uncovered a black hole that may have sparked the birth of stars over a phenomenal distance of more than a million light years and across multiple galaxies.

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--  Black Hole Nurtures Baby Stars a Million Light Years Away

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A Tour of a Collision Between Four Galaxy Clusters in Abell 1758 (10-24-2019)
When two pairs of galaxy clusters collide, the result is not four separate objects, but one giant galaxy cluster.

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--  Chandra Spots a Mega-Cluster of Galaxies in the Making

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