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Herschel space telescope watches our neighborhood black hole feasting

Herschel space telescope watches our neighborhood black hole feasting

Never before seen observations of the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way have been made by the Herschel space observatory, revealing unexpectedly huge temperatures as the stellar body chews through gas and dust. Sagittarius A*, the black hole around 26,000 light years from our solar system, had previously been shrouded in too much space debris to clearly make out the processes going on around it; however, thanks to new work by the European Space Agency, new theories around radiation have been spawned to explain the 1,000-degree centigrade heat.

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Uruguay scientists genetically modify sheeps to glow in the dark

Uruguay scientists genetically modify sheeps to glow in the dark

Scientists in Uruguay modified the genes of sheep using the fluorescent protein from an Aequarea jelly fish, causing the sheep to glow-in-the-dark. The sheep were born last October at the Animal Reproduction Institute of Uruguay. The sheep glow when they are exposed to certain ultraviolet light, emitting a glowing green color. Aside from glowing in the dark, Uruguay scientists assures everyone that these sheep are developing normally.

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Hubble Space Telescope captures new infrared image of Horsehead Nebula

Hubble Space Telescope captures new infrared image of Horsehead Nebula

If you've spent any time looking at space pictures, it's likely you've seen an image of the Horsehead Nebula, named such due to its appearance similar to that of a horsehead. NASA's Hubble Space Telescope recently captured a new image of the nebula, this one in infrared, with its visualization image showing it in dusty detail, the phenomenon appearing to rise like smoke with the top gently falling off to the sides.

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NASA IRIS spacecraft arrived in California this week

NASA IRIS spacecraft arrived in California this week

NASA has been working on a lot of projects over the years and one of those projects is the IRIS spacecraft that will be sent into space to study the sun to help scientists learn more about the sun. IRIS stands for Interference Region Imaging Spectrograph and the satellite arrived at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California earlier this week. The spacecraft now begin its final preparations for launch.

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Blue Supergiant star shakes stellar birth theories

Blue Supergiant star shakes stellar birth theories

Astronomers have tracked the formation of a blue supergiant star that, though emerging more than 55m years ago, could teach scientists today about a new mode of star formation unseen in our own galaxy. The new blue supergiant, located in galaxy IC 3418 in the constellation Virgo, was spotted using the Subaru Telescope at the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, and was observed forming from the huge stream of cool gas stripped from the fast-moving galaxy clusters.

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NASA Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter spies GRAIL crash location

NASA Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter spies GRAIL crash location

There are huge number of satellites and other spacecraft in orbit around the Earth and around other celestial bodies in our solar system. The point of all the spacecraft is to gather information to allow scientists and researchers to learn more about our world and the universe around us. Last year NASA crashed the twin GRAIL spacecraft into the side of a mountain on the moon.

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Thanko unveils a new USB-powered air purifier

Thanko unveils a new USB-powered air purifier

It has been several months now since we talked about a bizarre USB-powered product from Thanko. Last time out it was a hairbrush that automatically misted your hair with water as you brush. The new product from the purveyor of strange gadgets this time is a USB-powered UV Air Purifier.

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Amazon auto rip tipped by sources

Amazon auto rip tipped by sources

Sources are claiming that online giant Amazon and is set to launch a new effort called auto rip. People in the music industry have lamented for years the demise of the CD because there is more profit in people purchasing entire CD albums than individual digital tracks. Sources are claiming that Amazon is set to launch auto rip to help lure consumers back to purchasing physical CDs.

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