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ESA’s Gaia mission released new data

Versão portuguesa disponível On June 13th, ESA's Gaia mission released its new treasure trove of data about our home galaxy. Astronomers describe strange ‘starquakes’, stellar DNA, asymmetric motions and other fascinating insights in this most detailed Milky Way survey to date. Gaia is ESA’s mission to create the most accurate…
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First Images From NASA’s Webb Space Telescope Coming Soon

Versão Portuguesa 🇵🇹 NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, a partnership with ESA (European Space Agency) and the Canadian Space Agency (CSA), will release its first full-color images and spectroscopic data on July 12, 2022. As the largest and most complex observatory ever launched into space, Webb has been going through…
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Astrophysicist Ue-Li Pen on the first image of the Milky Way’s supermassive black hole

Versão Portuguesa 🇵🇹 Astronomers last week revealed the first image of the supermassive black hole at the heart of a galaxy not so far, far away – our home galaxy, the Milky Way. Scientists had previously observed stars orbiting around something invisible, compact and very massive at the centre of the…
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Swift Tracks Potential Magnetic Flip of Monster Black Hole

Versão Portuguesa 🇵🇹 A rare and enigmatic outburst from a galaxy 236 million light-years away may have been sparked by a magnetic reversal, a spontaneous flip of the magnetic field surrounding its central black hole. Artist's impression of the unusual eruption of the galaxy 1ES 1927+654. A sudden reversal of…
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NASA’s Webb In Full Focus, Ready for Instrument Commissioning

  NASA’s Webb In Full Focus, Ready for Instrument Commissioning Alignment of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope is now complete. After full review, the observatory has been confirmed to be capable of capturing crisp, well-focused images with each of its four powerful onboard science instruments. Upon completing the seventh and…
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