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NASA's OSIRIS-REx probe has been flying in formation with the asteroid Bennu for about three months now. It's already made some interesting discoveries about the early Solar System; and more are expected.

But as far as I'm concerned, the coolest thing OSIRIS-REx has produced is this time-lapse GIF of Bennu rotating:
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@MTF: It is seriously cool that we can do things like that these days.

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ISS Lunar Transit. 14 March 2019, Geraldton Western Australia.
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The Event Horizon Telescope is an international collaboration aiming to capture the first image of a black hole by creating a virtual Earth-sized telescope.

https://eventhorizontelescope.org/

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This is the first photo of a black hole

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In April 2017, scientists used a global network of telescopes to see and capture the first-ever picture of a black hole, according to an announcement by researchers at the National Science Foundation Wednesday morning. They captured an image of the black hole at the center of a galaxy known as M87.

"We have seen what we thought was unseeable," said Sheperd Doeleman, director of the Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration. "We have seen and taken a picture of a black hole."

The Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration, called EHT, is a global network of telescopes that captured the first-ever photograph of a black hole.

In their attempt to capture an image of a black hole, scientists combined the power of eight radio telescopes around the world using Very-Long-Baseline-Interferometry, according to the European Southern Observatory, which is part of the EHT. This effectively creates a virtual telescope around the same size as the Earth itself.

Black holes are made up of huge amounts of matter squeezed into a small area, according to NASA, creating a massive gravitational field which draws in everything around it, including light.


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Rare eclipse of Saturn will be visible in parts of New Zealand
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From 12.30am, Saturn will be eclipsed by the moon - called a lunar occultation - making an incredible sight for various parts of the country.

Kiwi stargazers will be treated to a rare sight this Friday morning.

From 12.30am, Saturn will be eclipsed by the moon, creating an incredible sight for various parts of the country.

For about an hour - until 1.47am - the ringed planet will be hidden behind the moon - known as a lunar occultation.

Those in the northern parts of the country, including the hell hole that is Auckland, Taupo and Wellington will be among the first to witness it at 12.32 am, 12.35am and 12.39am respectively.

Locations in the South Island will follow shortly after with Christchurch, Dunedin and Invercargill viewing the eclipse at 12.42am, 12.47am and 12.48am.

However, viewing conditions aren't the best nationwide.

Met Service meteorologist Amy Rossiter told Stuff there's "quite a bit of cloud building up" around the country, thanks to a general westerly flow.

Auckland is currently experiencing some cloud and showers, but Wellington has clear skies at the moment and it "should stay that way for the rest of the night".

"The North Island [is] the best place to be, Wellington is better than Auckland," in terms of visibility for the eclipse, according to Rossiter.

"There are a few gaps around Auckland, they may get glimpses of it."

Heading to the South Island, the chance of seeing the eclipse from Christchurch is being hindered by low clouds, which could potentially turn into fog.

"It's not looking good for them [Christchurch] to see anything in the sky tonight."

Similarly, Invercargill has a little bit of cloud cover, making it "a bit touch and go whether they'll have clear enough skies".

However, Dunedin is shaping up to be an ideal place to see the rare event with mostly clear skies and only a few high clouds, "nothing too significant to hinder any views".

For those eager to see the eclipse, the Dunedin Astronomical Society advised on Facebook, "find a nice dark place where you can easily see the moon (and fairly bright 'dot' close by, which is Saturn) and take a pair of binos [binoculars] or a small scope".


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Those in the northern parts of the country, including the hell hole that is Auckland...


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The Apollo 11 Lunar Module Timeline book, which was used by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin during their Moon landing, is up for auction.
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Christie's expects that the manual will go for between $7 million and $9 million...

(and yes, it does have traces of Moon dust on it)

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The Apollo 11 Lunar Module Timeline book, which was used by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin during their Moon landing, is up for auction.
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Christie's expects that the manual will go for between $7 million and $9 million...

(and yes, it does have traces of Moon dust on it)


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