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Astronomers Discover Powerful Cosmic Double Whammy

Two of the most powerful phenomena in the Universe, a supermassive black hole, and the collision of giant galaxy clusters, have combined to create a stupendous cosmic particle accelerator.

01/05/17

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Deepest X-ray Image Ever Reveals Black Hole Treasure Trove

An unparalleled image from Chandra gives astronomers the best look yet at the growth of black holes over billions of years beginning soon after the Big Bang.

01/05/17

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Cosmic 'Winter' Wonderland

A star formation region about 5,500 light years from Earth.

12/19/16

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