Supermassive Black Hole + 2 More Cool Steps We Made This Week to Be Closer to Space

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Space holds so many secrets and yet the humanity knows only a few of them. Each week Nexter.org prepares a new dose of space news and latest discoveries that make us one step closer to space.

Supermassive black hole

Australian astronomers discovered a massive black hole that’s the size of at least 20 billion suns every 48 hours.

Hello from Wall-E

Source:  NASA/JPL-CALTECH

On May 5, NASA launched two, tiny, briefcase-sized satellites (called cubesats) to Mars, but at least one of them still has an eye for Earth. One of the Mars Cube One (MarCO) cubesats, nicknamed Wall-E, snapped a photo of Earth from more than half a million miles away.

China’s first private rocket

space-china-rocket-pics

Source: Wan Nan/Chongqing Daily/VCG via Getty Images

China launched its first privately developed rocket from a launchpad in northwestern China on Thursday, state media said, the latest milestone in the country’s ambitious space exploration program.

Evidence of a plume on Europa

space-europa-photo

Source: NASA

Scientists have uncovered the biggest evidence yet that water may be spewing from the surface of Jupiter’s icy moon Europa — a revelation that was buried deep within the archives of a long-dead NASA spacecraft.


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