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Japan is abandoning its recently launched $273 million Hitomi space telescope after two solar array panels apparently broke off the satellite, sending it spinning wildly into space. Hitomi was launched in February with the goal of using its x-ray vision to shed new light on black holes, supernova remnants and galaxy clusters. One month later, the space agency said it was unable to figure out the health of the satellite after it became unresponsive and debris was spotted around it.

Doomed Hitomi satellite sends a parting gift to Earth

Map/chart showing how gravitational waves from the initial inflation of the Universe put a distinctive twist pattern in the polarization of the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB).

Spectacular cosmic discovery hailed

Gravitational waves from inflation generate a faint but distinctive twisting pattern in the polarization of the cosmic microwave background, known as a "curl" or B-mode pattern.

Advanced aliens could 'conquer and colonise' our planet, warns Stephen Hawking

Professor Stephen Hawking claims black holes are gateways to mysterious alternative dimensions

One of the main objectives of the Gaia mission is to establish the currently uncertain distance from Earth to various stars using high-precision triangulation... Credit: Michael Perryman Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2014-11-european-satellite-thousands-planets-earth.html#jCp

European satellite could discover thousands of planets in Earth’s galaxy

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Supernova SN and their mysterious rings, located inside the Large Magellanic Cloud, in the constellation Dorado and Mensa.

~~NASA Find Clues that May Help Identify Dark Matter | Using observations from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope and Chandra X-ray Observatory, astronomers have found that dark matter does not slow down when colliding with itself, meaning it interacts with itself less than previously thought. Researchers say this finding narrows down the options for what this mysterious substance might be | NASA Goddard Photo and Video~~

Everyone’s favourite physicist has a far-out live show about space (and aliens)

MAVEN’s top 10 discoveries at Mars

MAVEN Identifies Links in Chain Leading to Atmospheric Loss

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An Astronaut’s View of Earth Watch as colonel. - An Astronaut’s View of EarthWatch as colonel Chris Hadfield shares his experience of what it’s like to see the Earth from orbit and talks about the influence the human population has on our planet.

Where did we come from? - with Neil DeGrasse Tyson | Egyptsearch Reloaded

- Science Documentary 2016 with Neil DeGrasse Tyson Did the entire human race originate in Africa?

Andromeda Galaxy ~ a massive spiral, 2.5 million light-years away, over twice the diameter of our own Milky Way, it's the largest nearby galaxy. Its population of bright young blue stars lies along its sweeping spiral arms. (Spitzer Space Telescope)

Andromeda Galaxy A massive spiral million light-years away, over twice the diameter of our own Milky Way, it's the largest nearby galaxy. Andromeda's population of bright young blue stars lie along its sweeping spiral arms. by Spitzer Space Telescope

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"Chaotic planets" that possess wildly unpredictable orbits and climates likely circle distant stars, suggesting that some alien worlds that look habitable might actually be hostile to life for millions of years at a time, a new study reports.

The size of our planet.

The magenta spots in this image show two black holes in the Circinus galaxy: the supermassive black hole at its heart, and a smaller one closer to the edge that belongs to a class called ultraluminous X-ray sources, or ULXs. The magenta X-ray data come from NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescopic Array, and are overlaid on a visible/infrared image from the Digitized Sky Survey.

Black Holes of the Circinus Galaxy

The magenta spots in this image show two black holes in the spiral galaxy called NGC or the Topsy Turvy galaxy. Both black holes belong to a class called ultraluminous X-ray sources, or ULXs.

Astronomers have discovered three closely orbiting supermassive black holes in a galaxy more than 4 billion light years away. Illustrated here are helix-shaped jets from one supermassive black hole caused by its very closely orbiting companion, while the third black hole emits relatively straight jets due to its distance

Trio of supermassive black holes found 4 billion light years away

Helical jets from one supermassive black hole caused by a very closely orbiting companion (see blue dots). The third black hole is part of the system, but farther away and therefore emits relatively straight jets.

El cielo marca el camino

One of the more beautiful Milky Way photos I’ve seen. This one is taken over the two small towns of Gerlach and Empire, Nevada.

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The young star cluster NGC 602 in the Small Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy to the Milky Way. This picture covers a region about 200 light years across, and the galaxies seen in the background are hundreds of millions of miles further from us.