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This week in pictures: October 6–12, 2012

In the past seven days, SpaceX began its first cargo supply mission with the International Space Station, astronomers discovered an unexpected spiral structure in the material around a red giant star, NASA's Swift satellite spotted a rare bright X-ray nova, and more.

X-ray: NASA/CXC/RIT/J. Kastner, et al.; Optical: NASA/STScI

Sweeping X-ray imaging survey of dying stars is "uncharted territory"

The resulting X-ray images of these dying stars are shedding light on binary star astrophysics and stellar wind interactions. Learn more »
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