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The Oldest Quasar Ever and the Newest Failed Launch

We have discovered an enormous black hole that’s older and farther away than any we’ve ever seen, and a recent rocket launch did not go as planned.

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Sources:
http://nature.com/articles/doi:10.1038/nature25180
https://www.haystack.mit.edu/ast/science/epoch/
https://arstechnica.com/science/2017/11/this-weeks-failed-russian-rocket-had-a-pretty-bad-programming-error/
https://arstechnica.com/science/2017/11/the-second-launch-from-russias-new-spaceport-has-failed/
https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2013/07/10/200775748/report-upside-down-sensors-toppled-russian-rocket
https://arstechnica.com/science/2013/07/parts-installed-upside-down-caused-last-weeks-russian-rocket-to-explode/
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Images:
https://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/star-wanders-too-close-to-a-black-hole
http://press.nature.com/?post_type=press_release&p=99141&shunter=1506556910744
https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/chandra/multimedia/distant-quasar-RXJ1131.html
https://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/imagegallery/image_feature_805.html
https://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/expedition-51-launch-to-the-international-space-station

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