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The appearance of Saturn
The Real Lord of the Rings

Why is Saturn the only planet with bright, easily seen rings? Saturn is not the only planet in our solar system with rings. Jupiter, Neptune and Uranus all have rings. Jupiter's rings are much smaller ...
Most of the X-ray sources seen in this 12-day exposure by the Chandra X-ray Observatory are active galaxies and quasars powered by massive black holes. Ground-based observations show that many of them are shrouded by dust; many others remain unidentified, invisible except in X-rays.
What Happens at the Edge of a Black Hole?

The greatest extremes of gravity in the Universe today are the black holes formed at the centers of galaxies and by the collapse of stars. These invisible bodies can be studied by examining matter swi ...

Quick Change Artist

The word transformation means one thing changing into another, like Dr. Jekyl changing into Mr. Hyde. In mathematics, sets of numbers often go through transformations. For example, the numbers represe ...

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