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Astronomers are finding supermassive black holes.
Amateur photographer Paul F. Campbell took this picture of Jupiter from just outside his home in Washington, PA.
Paul used a Meade ETX autostar in polar mode only, which has been supercharged by Dr. Clay Sherrod.
The camera that I use is a Sac 7 CCD run by Astrovideo.
The European Space Agency's Mars Express spacecraft has uncovered evidence for a massive sea of water ice in warm conditions near Martian equator. Since temperatures in this region can rise above freezing, it could be a good location to look for life. The frozen sea measures 800 x 900 km across (497 x 559 miles), varies up to 45 metres (150 feet) deep. Previous observations by Mars Express of methane levels do match up to this newly discovered ice, so it builds on the theory that there could be microbial life living underneath Mars' freeze dried and irradiated surface.
Astronomers are finding supermassive black holes at the heart of nearly every Galaxy they look at, and these monsters range in size depending on the size of their host galaxy. An international team of Astronomers has turned up what seems to be the smallest supermassive black hole so far - only a million times the mass of our Sun - located at the centre of Galaxy NGC 4395. Supermassive black holes can often be 100 times this mass, and NGC 4395 is one of a family of Galaxies which tend to have very large black holes.
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