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Tour: Einstein's Theory of Relativity, Critical for GPS, Seen in Distant Stars
Tour: Einstein's Theory of Relativity, Critical for GPS, Seen in Distant Stars
What do Albert Einstein, the Global Positioning System (GPS), and a pair of stars 200,000 trillion miles from Earth have in common? (2020-10-22)
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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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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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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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Tour: NASA's Chandra Opens Treasure Trove of Cosmic Delights (09-02-2020)
Humanity has "eyes" that can detect all different types of light through telescopes around the globe and a fleet of observatories in space. From radio waves to gamma rays, this multiwavelength approach to astronomy is crucial to getting a complete understanding of objects in space.

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Tour: Kepler's Supernova Remnant (08-19-2020)
A new sequence of Chandra images, taken over nearly a decade and a half, captures motion in Kepler's supernova remnant.

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Tour: Black Hole Fails to Do Its Job (08-03-2020)
Astronomers have discovered what can happen when a giant black hole does not intervene in the life of a galaxy cluster.

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A Tour of Cases of Black Hole Mistaken Identity (07-15-2020)
Astronomers have discovered one type of growing supermassive black hole masquerading as another.

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A Tour of X-rays From a Newborn Star Hint at Our Sun's Earliest Days (06-18-2020)
By detecting an X-ray flare from a very young star using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory, researchers have reset the timeline for when stars like the Sun start blasting high-energy radiation into space.

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A Tour of a New Galactic Center Adventure in Virtual Reality (06-02-2020)
By combining data from telescopes with supercomputer simulations and virtual reality (or "VR"), a new visualization allows you to experience 500 years of cosmic evolution around the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way.

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A Tour of a Black Hole Outburst Caught on Video (05-29-2020)
Astronomers have caught a black hole hurling hot material into space at close to the speed of light.

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