5 of the Best Space Images of the Month

NASA's Best Images

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NASA's NuSTAR telescope has captured a rare occurance surrounding a supermassive black hole. X-rays that usually sit near the black hole, called the corona, have moved closer to the centre over the course of a few days. (Nasa/JPL-Caltech/UCLAMPS/DLR/IDA). 

2. Nasa/JPL-Caltech/UCLAMPS/DLR/IDA

NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope and Chandra X-Ray Observatory, and the European Space Agency's XMM-Newton has captured the results of a massive supernova explosion 7,000 light years away. The supernova would have been witnessed on Earth 3,700 years ago.

3.NASA/AFP

These two black holes have begun to merge into one, (this image was created by Nasa) 3.8 billion light years from Earth, according to NASA.

4.Nasa/JPL-Caltech/UCLAMPS/DLR/IDA

Nasa’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory has allowed for this composite image from the flow of debris in and out of a crater on the giant asteroid Vesta.

5.NASA/Hubble

The Hubble Space Telescope captured RS Puppis, a Cepheid variable star. The brightness of the star is always changing, and it is currently surrounded by a massive dust cloud.