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Deepest-ever X-ray image shows 1,000 black holes

Deepest-ever X-ray image shows 1,000 black holes

A newly unveiled “deepest” X-ray image of the universe shows as many as 1,000 supermassive black holes at the centers of galaxies swirling billions of light-years away from Earth.

The X-ray image is 7-million-second exposure of a patch of sky around two-thirds the size of the full Moon. It was created using data collected by American space agency NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory during more than one hundred pointing sessions between 1999 and 2016.

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New fishing rule aims to protect marine mammals

New fishing rule aims to protect marine mammals

A new fishing rule that takes effect this week aims to protect marine mammals from becoming bycatch by requiring foreign fisheries that export seafood to the United States to make sure that they don’t hurt or kill marine mammals.

Many marine creatures like the vaquita, a small porpoise that is found only in the northern Gulf of California, in Mexico, are in danger because of fishing nets that are set to catch fish and shrimp but accidentally catches creatures like vaquita.

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NASA announces two new missions to study strange asteroids

NASA announces two new missions to study strange asteroids

U.S. space agency NASA has announced two new low-cost missions that will attempt to unravel the mysteries of some critically strange asteroids.

The mission “Lucy” will probe the Trojan asteroids, which share an orbit with our solar system’s largest planet Jupiter; while the mission Psyche will travel to the asteroid belt to study a massive metallic asteroid dubbed 16 Psyche.

NASA has selected the two projects via its Discovery Program, which provides funding for the agency’s highly focused space probes to destinations throughout the solar system.

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Trump could disrupt NASA’s planned missions

Trump could disrupt NASA’s planned missions

As President-elect Donald Trump hasn’t said much about space during his election campaign, the future of NASA’s space missions apparently remain in the doldrums.

Trump’s transition team has a number of people who have already shown interest in returning to the Moon. Thus, or only natural satellite could be back in play.

Currently, the government-run space agency has plans to send astronauts around the Moon in a chain of missions scheduled to take place in the 2020s. The Trump administration can actually change those plans to land Americans again on the Moon.

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