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5 of the Best Space Images of the Month

NASA's Best Images

Anne Parsons
5 of the Best Space Images of the Month© 2018 Nasa/JPL-Caltech/UCLAMPS/DLR/IDA

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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). 


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.


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.


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.


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.


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