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A Tidal Disruption Event in Arp299B

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2018-06-15

Hubble Space Telescope

PIA22356

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A Tidal Disruption Event in Arp299B

An image of the galaxy Arp299B, which is undergoing a merging process with Arp299A (the galaxy to the left), captured by NASA's Hubble space telescope.

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Black Hole vs. Star: A Tidal Disruption Event (Artist's Concept)

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2018-06-15

PIA22355

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Black Hole vs. Star: A Tidal Disruption Event (Artist's Concept)

An artist's concept of a tidal disruption event (TDE) that happens when a star passes fatally close to a supermassive black hole, which reacts by launching a relativistic jet.

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Kepler Beyond Planets: Finding Exploding Stars (Type Ia Supernova from a White Dwarf Merger)

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2018-03-26

Kepler

PIA22353

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Kepler Beyond Planets: Finding Exploding Stars (Type Ia Supernova from a White Dwarf Merger)

This image from an animation shows the merger of two white dwarfs. A white dwarf is an extremely dense remnant of a star that can no longer burn nuclear fuel at its core.

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Kepler Beyond Planets: Finding Exploding Stars (Type Ia Supernova from a White Dwarf Stealing Matter)

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2018-03-26

Kepler

PIA22352

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Kepler Beyond Planets: Finding Exploding Stars (Type Ia Supernova from a White Dwarf Stealing Matter)

This image from an animation shows the explosion of a white dwarf, an extremely dense remnant of a star that can no longer burn nuclear fuel at its core.

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Kepler Beyond Planets: Finding Exploding Stars (Type Felt Supernova)

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2018-03-26

Kepler

PIA22351

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Kepler Beyond Planets: Finding Exploding Stars (Type Felt Supernova)

This image from an animation shows a kind of stellar explosion called a Fast-Evolving Luminous Transient. In this case, a giant star 'burp' out a shell of gas and dust about a year before exploding.

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Kepler Beyond Planets: Finding Exploding Stars (Core Collapse Supernova)

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2018-03-26

Kepler

PIA22350

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Kepler Beyond Planets: Finding Exploding Stars (Core Collapse Supernova)

This image from an animation shows a gigantic star exploding in a 'core collapse' supernova. As molecules fuse inside the star, eventually the star can't support its own weight anymore.

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TRAPPIST-1 Planet Animations

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2018-02-05

Spitzer Space Telescope

TRAPPIST

PIA22098

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TRAPPIST-1 Planet Animations

This is a frame from a video which shows illustrations of the seven Earth-size planets of TRAPPIST-1, an exoplanet system about 40 light-years away, based on data current as of February 2018.

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Illustration of TRAPPIST-1 Planets as of Feb. 2018

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2018-02-05

Spitzer Space Telescope

TRAPPIST

PIA22097

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Illustration of TRAPPIST-1 Planets as of Feb. 2018

This illustration shows the seven Earth-size planets of TRAPPIST-1. The image does not show the planets' orbits to scale, but highlights possibilities for how the surfaces of these intriguing worlds might look.

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TRAPPIST-1 Compared to Jovian Moons and Inner Solar System - Updated Feb. 2018

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2018-02-05

Spitzer Space Telescope

TRAPPIST

PIA22096

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TRAPPIST-1 Compared to Jovian Moons and Inner Solar System - Updated Feb. 2018

All seven planets discovered in orbit around the red dwarf star TRAPPIST-1 could easily fit inside the orbit of Mercury, the innermost planet of our solar system. In fact, they would have room to spare.

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Comparing TRAPPIST-1 to the Solar System

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2018-02-05

Spitzer Space Telescope

TRAPPIST

PIA22095

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Comparing TRAPPIST-1 to the Solar System

This graph presents known properties of the seven TRAPPIST-1 exoplanets (labeled b through h), showing how they stack up to the inner rocky worlds in our own solar system.

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