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Black Hole's ‘Wind’ Linked to Galactic Gush of Star-forming Gas
03.25.15 – Scientists have connected a fierce “wind” produced near a galaxy's monster black hole to an outward torrent of cold gas a thousand light-years across.
Two Solar Wind Jets Found in the Heliosphere
Two Solar Wind Jets Found in the Heliosphere
03.03.15 – New NASA-funded research found that the giant bubble around our solar system, the heliosphere, is much shorter and smaller than previously thought.
NASA, ESA Telescopes Give Shape to Furious Black Hole Winds
NASA, ESA Telescopes Give Shape to Furious Black Hole Winds
02.19.15 – NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) and ESA's (European Space Agency) XMM-Newton telescope are showing that fierce winds from a supermassive black hole blow outward in all directions — a phenomenon that had been suspected, but difficult to prove until now.
NuSTAR Principal Investigator Receives Astrophysics Prize
NuSTAR Principal Investigator Receives Astrophysics Prize
01.16.15 – The 2015 Rossi Prize has been awarded to Fiona Harrison, the principal investigator of NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, or NuSTAR.
NEOWISE: A Yearlong Look at the Sky
NEOWISE: A Yearlong Look at the Sky
01.15.15 – A NASA spacecraft using infrared imaging discovered 40 near-Earth objects in one year and observed many others, including a comet that has become the brightest comet in Earth's night sky in early 2015.
Will the Real Monster Black Hole Please Stand Up?
Will the Real Monster Black Hole Please Stand Up?
01.08.15 – New data from NASA's NuSTAR mission determine which of two supermassive black holes is pouring out X-rays in a colliding pair of galaxies.
‘Disk Detectives’ Find Over 1M Possible Planetary Habitats
‘Disk Detectives’ Find Over 1M Possible Planetary Habitats
01.06.15 – Volunteers have combed through NASA data to identify more than 1 million potential targets for future planet-hunting missions.