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They uncovered these new black holes by looking at Galaxies.

Black holes Found in a Virtual Observatory.

A team of European Astronomers has used a virtual observatory to find 30 previously undiscovered black holes. The team combined images from several observatories (Hubble, Chandra, ESO) in many wavelengths of light (from Infrared to X-ray) into a comprehensive computer catalog of the night sky. They uncovered these new black holes by looking at Galaxies which are edge on, so the supermassive black holes at their centre are obscured by a cloud of gas and dust. By comparing between the different wavelengths of light, they were able to spot the new black holes.

Detailed Image of Saturn's Storms.

In this latest image of Saturn taken by Cassini, you can see several of the storms that rage across the planet's atmosphere. The largest of these storms is 3,000 km across (1,800 miles). There are also light-coloured, lacy cloud patterns that show atmospheric turbulence. This photo was taken on May 7, when Cassini was 28.2 million km (17.5 million miles) away.

Progress 14P Docks With Station.

A Russian cargo spacecraft successfully docked with the International Space Station on Thursday, bringing much needed supplies to the astronauts. On board the Progress 14P spacecraft are 2.5 metric tonnes (2.76 tons) of water, food, air, propellant, as well as scientific equipment. The ship also carries a Russian Orlan-M spacesuit, which will replace a malfunctioning US-built one. It will be needed when the astronauts make a spacewalk in June to fix a power control and circuit breaker box for one of the station's four gyroscopes.

Spitzer space telescope Finds Youngest Planet.

NASA's Spitzer space telescope has peered through the dusty haze into the construction zones for new planets and found organic molecules. A team from the University of Rochester surveyed five very young stars in the constellation of Taurus and found these icy organic molecules around all of them. They also found a gap in the planetary disc around a million-year old star, which indicates that a young planet is already forming. This is much earlier than predicted by previous models of planet formation.

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