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The week in pictures: October 29–November 4, 2011

This week's news featured a super-energetic millisecond pulsar, a near-Earth asteroid heading for a flyby of our planet, a "3-D" view of Stephan's Quintet, and more.
NASA/ESA/J.A. Muñoz (University of Valencia)

Hubble directly observes the disk around a black hole

Using the observations, scientists were able to measure the diameter of the disk and plot how hot it is at different distances from the center. Learn more »

"The week in pictures" highlights the amazing discoveries and cutting-edge research that resulted in magnificent photos and illustrations in the past week's Astronomy.com News section. Scroll through the photos, comment on your favorites, and click links to learn more about the science behind the pictures. We hope "The week in pictures” will not only highlight all our beautiful universe has to offer but also summarize the important stories of the past seven days in case you missed anything.

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