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Fortnite Season 10 challenges and where to find bat signals, telescopes

Bat signals are now found all over the island. Epic Games Developer epic games have changed the way Challenges work in Fortnite, Season 10, also known as Season X. Instead of daily challenges, there are Limited Time Mission Objectives which unlock a new target each day. Weekly challenges are now the Battle Pass missions, which, as the name implies, are …

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Photos with black holes could become even clearer with space telescopes

The first photo of a black hole inspired people all over the world. Now astronomers want to take even sharper pictures of these enigmatic structures by sending radio telescopes into space. The historical photo was released on April 10, when the worldwide research collaboration Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) unveiled the blurry yet incredible photo of the supermassive black hole in …

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"First Ever" –Violent Supernova, which is observed by Magellan telescopes, can end many years of mystery

Posted on May 7, 2019 Type Ia supernova play a crucial role in helping astronomers understand the universe. Their brilliance allows them to be seen across great distances and used as cosmic milestones, earning the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics. Their violent explosions synthesize many of the elements that make up the world around us and are ejected into the …

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The era of NASA's large space telescopes may end

The $ 8.9 billion James Webb Space Telescope may be the last large-scale observatory to be commissioned by NASA for a while. With the proposed White House budget for 2020 the comprehensive infrared field research is stopped Telescope (WFIRST), a 3.2 billion dollar space mission, which is the linchpin of astrophysics research in the 2020s and beyond. And this budget …

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NASA's incredible plans for six space telescopes, all "better than Hubble"

Are we going to a new golden age of astronomy? Some would argue that we are already in one. The Hubble Space Telescope has been broadcasting incredible images of the Universe since the 1990s. However, designing, planning, building and launching a space telescope can take 20 years. Hubble may be on its last legs, but astronomers have (almost) completed the …

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Next-generation space telescopes could be built off-planet

The Hubble Space Telescope was visited by astronauts between 1993 and 2009 during five space-shuttle missions. Here, two space astronauts work on Hubble during the first maintenance mission, fixing the telescope's mirror and installing a new camera. Credit: NASA When it comes to telescopes, size matters. To keep learning about the universe, astronomers are increasingly interested in building larger and …

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The future of space astronomy may depend on two large ground telescopes

This article was originally published in the January 21, 2019 issue of the SpaceNews magazine. At the largest conference of astronomers in the United States, the largest astronomy mission under development was virtually a non-appearance. The partial government shutdown, which began on December 22, prevented NASA officials from attending the January 2010 American Astronomical Society (AAS) winter convention in Seattle. …

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Holy Cow! Mysterious Blast Studied with NASA Telescopes

A letter and unusual flash spotted in the night sky on June 16, 2018, puzzled astronomers and astrophysicists across the globe. The event – called AT2018cow and nicknamed "the Cow" after the coincidental final letters in its official name – is unlike any celestial outburst ever seen before, prompting multiple theories about its source. Over three days, the Cow produced …

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