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NASA Universe Education 05/15/2017

Fermi Satellite Observes Billionth Gamma Ray with LAT Instrument

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Happening now! Go visit the NASA Goddard page to ask questions about this 200,000 light-year wave in the Perseus galaxy cluster. Dr. Stephen Walker is answering questions until about 3PM Eastern.
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Goddard scientists will be available Tuesday to answer questions about a 200,000 light-year wave found in the Perseus galaxy cluster. Submit your questions using #AskNASA and watch this channel for your reply.

Combining data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory with radio observations and computer simulations, an international team of scientists discovered a wave of hot gas in the Perseus...
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NASA Universe Education 05/01/2017
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Want to learn more about today's spring equinox and the total solar eclipse of Aug. 21? Join us here on this page today, March 20, at 1pm ET for a live show, and be ready to ask us questions in the comments of the live video!
NASA Universe Education 03/20/2017
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Do you have a vision of what an exoplanet might look like? Share it with the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite mission and a digital copy will fly with the spacecraft! Details on the TESS page here: [ Gsfc.nasa.gov Link ]
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The TESS project has released a new coloring book about exoplanet discoveries. TESS (also known as the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite) will monitor 200,000 stars during its mission - looking for temporary drops in their brightness due to a planet orbiting in front of them. This coloring book has an explanation of transits, different types of exoplanets, and the TESS mission itself. ...
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The TESS project has released a new coloring book about exoplanet discoveries

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In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the launch of the Compton Gamma-Ray Observatory (or CGRO for short), our friends NASAblueshift talked with a couple of the scientists who were invovled in the project. Check out the resulting blog: go.nasa.gov/1SAzkO2
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Are you in the DC area? Science meets art at a special screening tomorrow!

Students at the MICA (Maryland Institute College of Art) have been working with Fermi scientists to produce short animations illustrating, or inspired by, results from the Fermi gamma-ray observatory. The topics of the animations include: gravitational lensing, solar flares, binary stars, gamma-ray bursts, dark...
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Stars are exploding in our galaxy! Join Detective Eagle Quark as he investigates the likely culprits behind these mysterious star deaths in NASA's Space Forensics online game.

Go try your hand at this fun 8-bit game developed through a partnership between our astrophysics education team and Automata Studios.

Note that you *could* attempt to solve the mystery quickly, but we encourage you...
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Congratulations to the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and the entire Hitomi team on their successful launch. After launch the satellite was renamed from Astro-H to Hitomi, which means "eye". This new X-ray space observatory will give us a new view on the high energy universe.

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Did you hear the big news yesterday about LIGO's direct detection of gravitational waves? Want to know more? Tune in to the Future in Space Hangout today at 3PM EST, featuring a discussion on LIGO and gravitational waves.

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And, if you want to brush up on your gravitational waves first, check out the archived hangout on gravitational waves...
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LIGO & Gravitational Waves - Google+

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Supermassive black holes can be found at the center of most (possibly all) large galaxies, but how they form is still a matter of debate among astronomers. This week's image shows visible and X-ray light from a "dual AGN" - a galaxy with *two* supermassive black holes. These black holes came together together when two galaxies merged. Click through to read more about what astronomers can learn...
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High Energy Astrophysics Picture Of the Week

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It's that time when we look back over the year and take stock. Astronomers often do that as well by combing through archived data to make new discoveries.

This week's image shows a selection of images published by the Chandra Data Archive. Click through to read about how astronomers use data archives to make discoveries long after the initial observations were made.

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Remembrance of Things Past

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Got questions about our mirrors or mirror assembly process? Join our reddit AMA with Lee Feinberg, The James Webb Space Telescope's Optical Telescope Element Manager, Dec. 21, 2pm ET. #MirrorSeason
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Do you see the smiley face? This week's image shows a group of galaxies, its X-ray emission (in purple), and gravitationally lensed light from background galaxies. It's brought to you by general relativity (celebrating 100 years last month).

Click through to find out why we see the crazy curved galaxy images in this Cheshire Cat galaxy group: [ Gsfc.nasa.gov Link ]

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Congratulations to the LISA pathfinder team on a successful launch Wednesday night (11:04 PM EST)! LISA Pathfinder is an ESA - European Space Agency mission to demonstrate key technologies for a future space-based gravitational wave detector.

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Congratulations to the LISA pathfinder team on a successful launch Wednesday night

Chasing Unicorns

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General relativity hasn't hung around for 100 years just because Einstein developed it. Scientists have been testing it again and again over that century, and it has passed every one so far.
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General relativity hasnt hung around for 100 years just because Einstein developed
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