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X-Ray Echoes Reveal Supermassive Black Hole

Artist’s rendering of a black hole. Using x-ray echoes, researchers at NASA recently discovered a supermassive black hole devouring a star about 3.9 billion light years away. This far away event was first captured in 2011 using a new technique … Continue reading

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CubeSat Deployed to View Sun’s Soft X-rays

The Miniature X-Ray Solar Spectrometer, or MinXSS, CubeSat dropped from an airlock on the International Space Station on Monday to keep an eye on “soft X-rays” emitted by the Sun. CubeSat uses a commercially purchased X-ray spectrometer for a detector and … Continue reading

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Scientists Film Droplets Getting Blow Up by X-Rays

“These studies could help us better understand a wide range of phenomena in X-ray science and other applications,” -Researcher Claudiu Stan. View the video here. Researchers in California recently filmed, for the first time, the world’s brightest X-ray laser vaporizing … Continue reading

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Cartoon Character X-Rays

French artist Chris Panda created a series of illustrations which let us see the bones of cartoon, video game, and pop culture icons. Check them out below, and enjoy! Check out more photos here.  

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Wish You Could Get Inside Albert Einstein’s Head?

Now you can, thanks to Business Insider! A British auction house that also sold one of Michael Jackson’s bedazzled gloves managed to get a hold of Albert Einstein’s brain scans that show off the huge brains he used to create all sorts of … Continue reading

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X-Rays of Birds Making Footprints Reveal Dinosaurs’ Walk

Measurements of bone movement on this x-ray video taken as guineafowl made footprints shows how dinosaurs may have walked 250 million years ago. See the video here!

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How X-Rays Demystified a 2,500 Year Old Battle Wound

The same x-ray technology used to diagnose conditions for patients today can answer age-old questions and help solve historical mysteries- amazing! Continue reading

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