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This truly is INCREDIBLE news. The first image ever of a black hole! This black hole is at the center of a nearby galaxy called M87 and was chosen because it’s a supermassive black hole (as opposed to the black hole at the center of our Milky Way, which is much smaller).

You can read more about this amazing accomplishment here: 
http://www.astronomy.com/news/2019/04/event-horizon-telescope-releases-first-ever-black-hole-image

This truly is INCREDIBLE news. The first image ever of a black hole! This black hole is at the center of a nearby galaxy called M87 and was chosen because it’s a supermassive black hole (as opposed to the black hole at the center of our Milky Way, which is much smaller).

You can read more about this amazing accomplishment here: 
http://www.astronomy.com/news/2019/04/event-horizon-telescope-releases-first-ever-black-hole-image

Did you hear the big news?! Check out PromotePluto.com for more info!

Did you hear the big news?! Check out PromotePluto.com for more info!

Did you hear the news? For the first time ever, scientists successfully landed a lander (Chang’e 4) and a rover (Yutu 2) on the far side of the moon!!

The “dark side” of the moon is a misnomer. It gets light, but since the moon is tidally locked we never get to see its far side. But I still like to think of it as it’s “dark” side 😉

You can read more about this mission and watch some really cool footage taken from the lander here:
http://www.astronomy.com/news/2019/01/change-4-sends-another-trove-of-images-from-the-moons-far-side

Did you hear the news? For the first time ever, scientists successfully landed a lander (Chang’e 4) and a rover (Yutu 2) on the far side of the moon!!

The “dark side” of the moon is a misnomer. It gets light, but since the moon is tidally locked we never get to see its far side. But I still like to think of it as it’s “dark” side 😉

You can read more about this mission and watch some really cool footage taken from the lander here:
http://www.astronomy.com/news/2019/01/change-4-sends-another-trove-of-images-from-the-moons-far-side

Did you hear the news? Ultima Thule is now the most distant object we’ve ever visited.  And it came with a surprise – it’s two objects that turned into one!  You can read all about New Horizons and Ultima Thule here: http://www.astronomy.com/news/2019/01/ultima-thule-the-cosmic-snowman

Did you hear the news? Ultima Thule is now the most distant object we’ve ever visited.  And it came with a surprise – it’s two objects that turned into one!  You can read all about New Horizons and Ultima Thule here: http://www.astronomy.com/news/2019/01/ultima-thule-the-cosmic-snowman

OSIRIS-REx arrived at asteroid Bennu this week! It will stay in orbit to do a complete survey of the asteroid. But even cooler, it will get so close to the surface it will touch Bennu briefly and use a puff of hydrogen to dislodge surface material, that it will then collect. After that, OSIRIS-REx heads back to Earth to deliver the sample!

Here is a really cool video on how this little orbiter got to Bennu and detailing its mission.

https://youtu.be/NYGHbl_esgw

OSIRIS-REx arrived at asteroid Bennu this week! It will stay in orbit to do a complete survey of the asteroid. But even cooler, it will get so close to the surface it will touch Bennu briefly and use a puff of hydrogen to dislodge surface material, that it will then collect. After that, OSIRIS-REx heads back to Earth to deliver the sample!

Here is a really cool video on how this little orbiter got to Bennu and detailing its mission.

https://youtu.be/NYGHbl_esgw