The mysterious XB craft conducts intelligence operations in Earth's orbit, and was caught on camera by an astro-photographer in the Netherlands. Ralf Vandebergh, an aeronautics journalist and amateur space photographer, told LiveScience he had been hunting the robotic spacecraft for months. And in May, he finally managed to track it down — but wasn't able to get photos of it. Then, frustratingly, it vanished. However, he was able to eventually get some photos: "Thanks to the amateur satellite observers' network, it was rapidly found in orbit again, and I was able to take some images on June 30 and July 2. The XB military space plane began as a Nasa project in , but was transferred to the US Department of Defense just five years later.
Not one but two gigantic black holes lurk at the heart of the distant spiral galaxy NGC , a new study suggests. These two supermassive black holes are separated by less than 1 light-year and together harbor about 40 million times the mass of the sun, researchers said. If it holds up, the find would be just the second known system of double supermassive black holes. The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory project, or LIGO, has spotted the gravitational waves emitted by multiple binary black holes as they spiral toward each other. But the LIGO detections involve objects a few tens of times more massive than the sun, known as stellar-mass black holes.
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Hubble is the Old Faithful of telescopes—a device so remarkably durable , it has been chugging along for over 25 years. And as the telescope hurtles further into deep space, it keeps outdoing itself. Today, NASA and the ESA announced that Hubble has seen the oldest galaxy ever spotted—and released a picture that lets people literally look back in time. To put that in context, that means that the galaxy existed just million years after the Big Bang. Scientists calculated the distance by measuring its redshift.