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30 March 2011: Space shuttle Endeavour is lowered into place and attached to its external fuel tank and solid rocket boosters, already positioned on the mobile launcher platform in the Vehicle Assembly Building at NASA's Kennedy Space Centre in Cape Canaveral, Florida.
Sagittarius A: The Milky Way's supermassive black hole about 26000 light years from Earth. The supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way may be producing tiny particles called neutrinos that have virtually no mass and carry no electric charge. This Chandra image shows the region around the black hole known as Sagittarius A in low medium and high-energy X-rays (red green and blue respectively.) Scientists have found a connection to outbursts generated by the black hole and seen…
The youngest member of an important class of objects called X-ray binaries has been found. X-ray binaries consist of a dense object—either a black hole or a neutron star—in orbit with a star like the Sun. Researchers found that the neutron star in Circinus X-1 is less than 4,600 years old, making the X-ray binary much younger than any other known in the Milky Way. This discovery allows astronomers to study a critical phase after a supernova explosion and the birth of a neutron star.