National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

3:44pm

Thu May 10, 2012
Space

Photo: Overfed Black Holes Shut Down Galactic Star-making

A new study involving CU-Boulder indicates that when the universe was less than half its current age, massive black holes in the centers of galaxies were ejecting enough energy to quench nearby star formation.
Photo illustration courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech/R. Hurt

This photo illustration of a "massive black hole in the center of a galaxy ejecting massive jets of energy" is what caught our eye, but it comes with some amazing science involving the University of Colorado.

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9:45am

Thu May 10, 2012
The Two-Way

Mars Rover Opportunity Emerges From Winter Doldrums, Gets Back On Move

A mosaic of images taken in January 2012 shows Opportunity's vista north (left) and northeast (right), in an outcrop known as "Greeley Haven," where the rover spent its fifth Martian winter. The image released by NASA is presented in "false color," to make differences in the landscape easier to see.
NASA

With the darkest days of the Martian winter now over, NASA took its Opportunity Mars Rover for a drive this week. The rover had been stationary while its solar panels lacked enough sunlight to power its batteries.

The rover's drive Tuesday was a short one: "about 12 feet northwest and downhill," according to NASA. The agency says Opportunity has driven 21.4 miles since it landed on Mars in January of 2004.

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2:27pm

Mon April 30, 2012
The Two-Way

VIDEO: A Lyrical, Beautiful View Of Saturn And Jupiter

Originally published on Mon April 30, 2012 2:34 pm

Saturn.
NASA

From time to time we point to pictures released by NASA of our world outside our planet. But it's always nice when someone takes those raw, disparate images and puts them into some kind of narrative.

Sander van den Berg has taken images of Saturn and Jupiter from the Cassini and Voyager missions and made this stunningly beautiful video:

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6:38am

Fri April 27, 2012

5:35am

Fri April 27, 2012
The Two-Way

It's Your Turn, New York: Space Shuttle Fly-By Set For This Morning

Originally published on Fri April 27, 2012 10:42 am

Riding atop a 747 shuttle carrier aircraft, the space shuttle Enterprise flew past the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor today.
Bruce Bennett Getty Images

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