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Galaxy-scale fountain seen in full glory

IMAGE: Composite image of the Abell 2597 galaxy cluster showing the fountain-like flow of gas powered by the supermassive black hole in the central galaxy. The yellow is ALMA data of... view more  Credit: ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO), Tremblay et al.; NRAO/AUI/NSF, B. Saxton; NASA/Chandra; ESO/VLT A billion light-years from Earth lies one of the universe's most massive structures, a giant elliptical galaxy surrounded by a sprawling cluster…

Satellite finds Tropical Cyclone 03S developing in Southern Indian Ocean

IMAGE: At 5:12 a.m. EDT (0912 UTC) on Nov.6, the VIIRS instrument aboard NOAA's NOAA-20 satellite captured a visible image of Tropical Cyclone 03S in the Southern Indian Ocean... view more  Credit: NASA/NRL Tropical Cyclone 03S formed in the Southern Indian Ocean and the NOAA-20 satellite passed overhead and captured a visible image of the storm. At 5:12 a.m. EDT (0912 UTC) on Nov.6, the Visible…

Cosmic fountain offers clues to how galaxies evolve

IMAGE: Artist impression of Abell 2597 showing the central supermassive black hole expelling cold, molecular gas -- like the pump of a giant intergalactic fountain. view more  Credit: NRAO/AUI/NSF; D. Berry Galaxy evolution can be chaotic and messy, but it seems that streams of cold gas spraying out from the region around supermassive black holes may act to calm the storm. This is according to an…

Ultra-hot gas around remnants of sun-like stars

IMAGE: This is an artist's impression of the hot white dwarf GALEXJ014636.8+323615 (white) and its ultra-hot circumstellar magnetosphere (purple) trapped with the magnetic field (green). view more  Credit: N. Reindl Solving a decades-old mystery, an international team of astronomers have discovered an extremely hot magnetosphere around a white dwarf, a remnant of a star like our Sun. The work was led by Dr Nicole Reindl, Research…

Weakening Tropical Storm Xavier observed by NASA

As Tropical Storm Xavier continued to rain on western Mexico, the Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM core satellite analyzed the rate in which rain was falling. The next day, Nov, 6, Xavier had weakened to a remnant low pressure area. The GPM core observatory satellite passed directly above tropical storm Xavier's low level center of circulation on November 4, 2018 at 11:33 a.m. EDT…

Laboratory experiments probe the formation of stars and planets

PORTLAND, Ore.--The cosmos is a void dotted with stars and an ever-increasing number of newly-observed planets beyond our solar system. Yet, how these stars and planets formed out of clouds of interstellar dust and gas remains mysterious. The study of black holes provides clues that could help solve this mystery. Black holes are typically depicted as vacuum cleaners sucking up all the nearby matter and…

‘Dust up’ on International Space Station hints at sources of structure

PORTLAND, Ore.--Imagine looking under your couch and instead of finding fluffy dust bunnies, you see the dust is arranged in straight lines--you might wonder what caused this order. Scientists are experiencing that same feeling, not with dust under a couch, but with electrically charged dust in the microgravity of space. The dust the scientists are studying is made up of tiny spheres 10 times smaller…

Researchers Discuss Science Launching on Next Space Station Resupply Mission

NASA will host a media teleconference at 1 p.m. EST Thursday, Nov. 8, to discuss select science investigations and technology demonstrations launching on the next Northrop Grumman commercial resupply flight to the International Space Station.

New insights on comet tails are blowing in the solar wind

Engineers and scientists gathered around a screen in an operations room at the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, D.C., eager to lay their eyes on the first data from NASA's STEREO spacecraft. It was January 2007, and the twin STEREO satellites -- short for Solar and Terrestrial Relations Observatory -- which had launched just months before, were opening their instruments' eyes for the first time.…

NASA finds Tropical Depression Yutu fading off China coast

IMAGE: NASA's Aqua satellite captured this image of Tropical Depression Yutu fading off the coast of southeastern China on Nov. 2. view more  Credit: NASA Worldview, Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS) Once a Super Typhoon, now a ghost of its former self, Tropical Depression Yutu was fading off the coast of southeastern China on Nov.2 when NASA's Aqua satellite passed overhead. The MODIS…
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