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Tour: Sagittarius A East
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Astronomers have found evidence for an unusual type of supernova near the center of the Milky Way galaxy. (2021-02-08)
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Tour: Sagittarius A East (02-08-2021)
Astronomers have found evidence for an unusual type of supernova near the center of the Milky Way galaxy.

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--  Sagittarius A East: Rare Blast's Remains Discovered in Milky Way Center

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Tour: Triple Galaxy Mergers (01-14-2021)
When three galaxies collide, what happens to the central black holes growing at the cores of each?

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--  Galaxies Hit Single, Doubles, and a Triple (Growing Black Holes)

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Tour: Chandra Studies Extraordinary Magnetar (01-08-2021)
In 2020, astronomers added a new member to an exclusive family of exotic stars, with the discovery of a magnetar.

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--  Chandra Studies Extraordinary Magnetar

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Tour: On the Hunt for a Missing Giant Black Hole (12-17-2020)
Despite searching with NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers have no evidence that a distant black hole estimated to weigh billions of times the mass of the Sun is anywhere to be found.

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--  On the Hunt for a Missing Giant Black Hole

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Tour: Data Sonification: A New Cosmic Triad of Sound (11-30-2020)
A new trio of examples of 'data sonification' from NASA missions provides a new method to enjoy an arrangement of cosmic objects.

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--  Data Sonification: A New Cosmic Triad of Sound

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Tour: A Cosmic Amethyst in a Dying Star (11-12-2020)
Astronomers using Chandra have found a bubble of ultra-hot gas at the center of a planetary nebula in our galaxy called IC 4593.

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--  A Cosmic Amethyst in a Dying Star

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Tour: Assessing The Habitability of Planets Around Old Red Dwarfs (10-30-2020)
A new study using data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and Hubble Space Telescope gives new insight into an important question: how habitable are planets that orbit the most common type of stars in the Galaxy?

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--  Assessing The Habitability of Planets Around Old Red Dwarfs

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Tour: Einstein's Theory of Relativity, Critical for GPS, Seen in Distant Stars (10-22-2020)
What do Albert Einstein, the Global Positioning System (GPS), and a pair of stars 200,000 trillion miles from Earth have in common?

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--  Einstein's Theory of Relativity, Critical for GPS, Seen in Distant Stars

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Tour: The Recipe for Powerful Quasar Jets (10-14-2020)
Scientists have studied more than 700 quasars -- rapidly growing supermassive black holes -- to isolate the factors that determine why some of these black holes launch jets and others do not.

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--  The Recipe for Powerful Quasar Jets

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Tour: Data Sonification: Sounds from Around the Milky Way (09-22-2020)
By turning Chandra, Hubble, and Spitzer images into sounds, a new project allows users to 'listen' to the center of the Milky Way and other objects.

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--  Data Sonification: Sounds from Around the Milky Way

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