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Black Hole Image Makes History

A black hole and its shadow have been captured in an image for the first time, a historic feat by an international network of radio telescopes called the Event Horizon Telescope.

SOP newswireNASA Mars Rover Churns Up Questions With Sulfur-Rich Soil - Some bright Martian soil containing lots of sulfur and a trace of water intrigues researchers who are studying information provided by NASA's Spirit rover.
SOP newswireMars' south polar region indicate extensive frozen water - Pasadena, Calif. - New measurements of Mars' south polar region
SOP newswireInternational Agreement To Reduce Ozone-Depleting Chemicals - An international agreement to reduce ozone-depleting chemicals, based in part on science conducted in the 1980s by NOAA scientists and their colleagues, also has
SOP newswireNew Coating Is Virtual Black Hole for Reflections - Researchers have created an anti-reflective coating that allows light to travel through it, but lets almost none bounce off its surface. At least 10 times more effective than the
SOP newswire NOAA's Coral Reef Ecosystem Research Plan - NOAA released the NOAA Coral Reef Ecosystem Research Plan, identifying priority research needs and guidance for coral reef research through 2011.
SOP newswireCassini Returns Never-Before-Seen Views of the Ringed Planet - NASA's Cassini spacecraft has captured never-before-seen views of Saturn from perspectives high above and below the planet's rings. Over the last several months, the spacecraft has climbed to
John LillpopSolving Global Warming and Homelessness in One Step - How completely liberal-hypocritical of Al Gore to fly out to Hollywood just to accept an Oscar for saving the planet from whatever he was supposed to save it from.
SOP newswireNASA's Spitzer First to Crack Open Light of Faraway Worlds - NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has captured for the first time enough light from planets outside our solar system, known as exoplanets, to identify molecules in their atmospheres. The landmark
SOP newswirePBS's Design Squad Debuts at Howard University Middle School of Mathematics and Science - Our nation faces a daunting challenge: college-bound students' interest in engineering majors and careers is on the decline and statistics point to an even greater decline in interest among
SOP newswireNASA Circuit Breaker Trip Early Sunday Caused a power outage on the International Space Station - HOUSTON - An unexpected circuit breaker trip early Sunday caused a
SOP newswireNASA Satellites and Sea Lions: Working Together to Improve Ocean Models - The best oceanographers in the world never studied at a university. Yet they know how to navigate expertly along oceanic fronts, the invisible boundaries between waters of different temperatures and densities. These ocean experts can find
SOP newswireBush's $17.3 Billion Budget Request Supports Space Leadership - Washington " President Bush"s $17.3 billion budget request for NASA for the fiscal year beginning October 2007 (FY 2008) would provide needed funding for the space shuttle
SOP newswireNASA - Cassini Images Mammoth Cloud Engulfing Titan's North Pole - A giant cloud half the size of the United States has been imaged on Saturn's moon Titan by the Cassini spacecraft. The cloud may be responsible for the material that fills the
SOP newswireA NASA Space Sleuth Hunts the Trail of Earth's Water - For the first time, NASA scientists have used a shrewd spaceborne detective to track the origin and movement of water vapor throughout Earth's atmosphere. This perspective is vital to improve
SOP newswireNOAA Fisheries Service is seeking public comment on its research - The NOAA Fisheries Service is seeking public comment on its research direction and priorities for the coming years. The agency's
SOP newswireU.S. Concern After China Space Missile Test - Washington - The United States and other nations have expressed concern to China about its January 11 test in which a Chinese missile destroyed an aging
SOP newswireNOAA Study Identifies Potential Impacts on Aquatic Food Sources - NOAA National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science researchers have identified potential effects of the commonly used herbicide atrazine on phyt
Inactive WriterOffsetting Your Carbons' Emissions - In many different countries in the world, the offsetting of carbon emissions is getting popular, with people willing to contribute to make our planet healthier
SOP newswireOlder galaxy pair has surprisingly youthful glow - A pair of interacting galaxies might be experiencing the galactic equivalent of a mid-life crisis. For some reason, the pair, called Arp 82 (see photo), didn't make their stars early on as is typical
SOP newswireSIM PlanetQuest to predict date of cosmic collision - (PLANETQUEST) -- Scientists plan to pin down the date of a galactic collision billions of years in our future by first reaching back to the Big Bang, a feat that will be made possible by the extreme precision
SOP newswireFirst three-dimensional map of the large-scale distribution of dark matter in the universe - An international team of astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has created the first three-dimensional map of the
SOP newswireNew gear helped the astronauts on the International Space Station kick off a new year - HOUSTON - New gear helped the astronauts on the International Space
SOP newswireNORAD, NORTHCOM Trace Space Junk to Soviet Rocket - WASHINGTON, Jan. 4, 2007 – That bright flash that fell from space early today over Wyoming wasn’t a bird, a plane or a superhero, but a Russian SL-4 rocket body reentering the earth’s atmosphere, officials at North
SOP newswireNASA Titan Has Liquid Lakes, Scientists Report in Nature - Scientists report definitive evidence of the presence of lakes filled with liquid methane on Saturn's moon Titan in this week's journal Nature cover story.
SOP newswireNASA Rovers, Mars Orbiter Changing Understanding of Mars - Washington – Newly released images from the Mars Global Surveyor offer the strongest evidence to date that water still flows on the Martian surface, and
SOP newswireNASA's Top Exploration and Discovery Stories of the Year - WASHINGTON - NASA moved forward in 2006 to extend humanity's exploration of the solar system and learn more about the universe and our home planet.
SOP newswireNASA releases global exploration strategy for permanent lunar outpost - Washington -- NASA recorded a stellar month in December, completing the third space shuttle mission of the year and unveiling critical tools
SOP newswireNASA Welcomes Discovery Crew Home for the Holidays - CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- The Space Shuttle Discovery and its crew returned home Friday after a 13-day journey of more than 5.3 million miles in space.
Yash TodiBlack Holes - What are they? - This term defines a land of dark matter with such a strong gravitational pull that not even light can escape it .Not much is known about black holes.
SOP newswireNOAA Study Shows Nutrient Pollution Increasing Along Mid-Atlantic and New England Coasts - A NOAA research project shows nutrient pollution in estuaries, bays and harbors from the mid-Atlantic to New England is on the rise, showing excess nutrients like nitrogen and phosphorus
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