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The week in pictures: February 2–8, 2013

In the past seven days, astronomers discovered strobe-like flashes in a suspected binary protostar, amateur and professional astronomers teamed up to produce one of the best views yet of nearby spiral galaxy M106, NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft acquired its first images of Comet ISON, and more.

NASA/ESA/J. Muzerolle (STScI)/E. Furlan (NOAO and Caltech)/K. Flaherty (Univ. of Arizona/Steward Observatory)/Z. Balog (MPIA)/R. Gutermuth (Univ. of Massachusetts, Amherst)

Telescopes discover strobe-like flashes in a suspected binary protostar

Astronomers propose the light flashes are caused by periodic interactions between two newly formed stars that are gravitationally bound to each other. Learn more »
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