1. Over-massive black hole in compact galaxy NGC1277


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    NGC 1277 is a compact little galaxy with one of the biggest black holes known to date. Its black hole weighs 17 billion times the mass of the Sun, which is an incredulously 14% of this galaxies total…

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    • Voyage to a new solar system forming


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      NPR / RadioLab correspondent Robert Krulwich rockets from the edge of the Milky Way to the center of the Orion Nebula, to get a close look at a new star with planets beginning to form around it. Animator…

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      • our last Transit of Venus (trailer)


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        Our last Transit of Venus is a film project about the Transit of Venus 2012, supported by the European Planetology Network (Europlanet, http://www.europlanet-eu.org). Please visit www.vimeo.com/channels/ourlasttransitofvenus…

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        • How the Hubble Space Telescope Will Die


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          Sometime in 2024 the Hubble Space Telescope will die unless we can figure out a way to capture it and bring it down. ;This video outlines the problem.

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          • The Shadow Universe Revealed


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            Recently astronomers have used a cosmic web imager to visualize simulations of dark matter, showing how the large scale structure of the universe grows and the nests in which galaxies are hatched. Produced…

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            • Blue planet HD 189733b around its host star (artist’s impression)


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              This illustration shows HD 189733b, a huge gas giant that orbits very close to its host star HD 189733. More information and download options: http://www.spacetelescope.org/videos/heic1312a/ Credit: NASA,…

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              • Light echoes around RS Puppis


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                This time-lapse video uses observations from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope over a number of weeks to show the variable star RS Puppis and its environment. A stunning example of a phenomenon…

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                • STS-125 and the Hubble Space Telescope: The Final Visit


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                  This is the Mission Preflight Video for the STS-125 Shuttle flight. This video includes crew biographies as well as brief descriptions of the work that will be done on the final servicing mission…

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                  • Sunrise on HD 189733b (artist’s impression)


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                    This artist’s impression shows a viewpoint rising up through the atmosphere of exoplanet HD 189733b during sunrise. The colours of the blue sky and reddish star are caused by Rayleigh scattering,…

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                    • Zoom into a distant galaxy core in the Hubble GOODS North field


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                      This zoom begins with an expansive view of the deep sky Hubble Space Telescope survey called GOODS North (Great Observatories Origins Deep Survey). Zooming into this field reveals a compact galactic…

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