This is the artist’s illustration of the supermassive black hole and its surrounding gas disk. There are two smaller black holes inside the disk, which detour each other. The researchers found that shortly after merging into a larger black hole, they suspected that they came from a pair of such binary pairs of light.
This picture taken from the video shows what happens when two objects of different quality fuse together and generate gravitational waves.
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The rapid radio pulse caused a sensation by leaving its host galaxy in bright radio waves, helping to discover “missing objects” in the universe.
A new type of explosion was discovered in a tiny galaxy 500 million light years away from Earth. This explosion is called a fast blue light transient.
Astronomers have discovered a rare galaxy called the “Cosmic Fire Ring”. The artist’s illustration shows a galaxy that existed 11 billion years ago.
This is the artist’s impression of Wolfe Disk, a huge rotating disk galaxy in the early universe.
The bright yellow “twist” near the center of the image indicates that a planet may be forming around the AB Aurigae star. The image was taken by the very large telescope of the European Southern Observatory.
The painter’s illustration shows the orbits of two stars and an invisible black hole 1,000 light-years from Earth. The system includes a star orbiting a newly discovered black hole (small blue orbit) (red orbit) and a third star with a wider orbit (also blue).
The picture shows the core of a star called a white dwarf, pulled into orbit around a black hole. In each orbit, the black hole will strip off more material from the star and pull it into the disk of luminous matter surrounding the black hole. Before encountering a black hole, the star was a red giant in the final stage of star evolution.
This painter’s illustration shows the collision of two 125-mile-wide icy and dusty objects that surround the bright star Fomalhaut, 25 light-years away. The observation of the consequences of this collision was once considered an exoplanet.
This is the artist’s impression of the 2I/Borisov interstellar comet passing through our solar system. New observations have revealed that during the heating of the comet by the sun, Monix carbon appeared in the tail of the comet.
This rosette pattern is the orbit of a star called S2, which surrounds the supermassive black hole in the center of our galaxy.
This is the artist’s illustration of SN2016aps, which astronomers believe is the brightest supernova ever observed.
This is the artist’s illustration of a brown dwarf or “failed star” object and its magnetic field. The brown dwarf’s atmosphere and magnetic field rotate at different speeds, which allows astronomers to determine the wind speed on objects.
The painter’s illustration shows a medium-quality black hole torn into a star.
This is the artist’s impression of a large star named HD74423 and the smaller red dwarf companion star in its binary system. The large star seems to be pulsating on only one side, and its companion star becomes droplet-shaped and deformed by gravity.
This is the artist’s impression of the two white dwarfs during the merger process. Although astronomers predicted that this might lead to the formation of supernovae, they discovered two instances of surviving white dwarfs.
The combination of space telescopes and ground telescopes has found evidence of the largest explosion in the universe. The explosion was caused by a black hole in the central galaxy of the Ophiuchus galaxy, which exploded the jet and carved a large cavity in the surrounding hot air.
Betelgeuse, the red superstar in the Orion constellation, has experienced an unprecedented dimming. This photo was taken in January using the very large telescope of the European Southern Observatory.
This new ALMA picture shows the result of a stellar war: the complex and shocking gas environment surrounding the binary system HD101584.
NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope captured the tarantula nebula with infrared light at two wavelengths. Red represents hot air, and blue represents interstellar dust.
A white dwarf on the left is pulling material from a brown dwarf on the right. The brown dwarf on the right is about 3,000 light-years away from Earth.
This picture shows the orbits of six G objects located in the center of our galaxy. The supermassive black hole has a white cross. There are stars, gas and dust in the background.
After the star dies, they expel their particles into space, which in turn form new stars. In one case, stardust was embedded in a meteorite falling on Earth. The figure shows that stardust may flow from sources such as egg nebula, resulting in grain recovered from meteorites that landed in Australia.
The former Polaris, Alpha Draconis or Thuban, hovered the northern sky here.
Galaxy UGC 2885, nicknamed “Godzilla Galaxy”, may be the largest in the local universe.
The newly-tracked repetitive rapid radio burst of the main galaxy obtained using the 8-meter Gemini Telescope.
The central area of the Milky Way was photographed using the very large telescope of the Southern European Observatory.
This is the artist’s explanation of MAMBO-9’s appearance under visible light. The galaxy is dusty, and most stars have not yet been established. These two components show that the Milky Way is converging.
Astronomers discovered that a white dwarf was surrounded by a giant gas disk that was torn apart by an ice giant planet due to gravity.
New measurements of the black hole in the center of Holm’s 15A galaxy show that it is 40 billion times larger than our sun, and it is the most directly measured black hole known.
On the left you can see a close-up view of interstellar comets that pass through our solar system. On the right, astronomers use images of the earth for comparison.
There are three supermassive black holes at the core of the NGC 6240 galaxy.
The painter’s illustration shows a gamma-ray burst. They may be triggered by colliding stars, neutron stars or supermassive star explosions (collapsed into black holes).
Two gas clouds resembling peacocks were found in the large dwarf galaxy Nebula. In these images taken by the ALMA telescope, red and green highlight molecular gases, while blue shows ionized hydrogen.
The artist’s impression of a large black hole in the Milky Way passing a star from the center of the Milky Way.
The pumpkin lantern nebula is located on the edge of the Milky Way. Radiation from a huge star in the center of the star creates a weird gap in the nebula, making it look like a carved pumpkin.
This new image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope captures two galaxies of equal size, which look like grimace. This observation was made on June 19, 2019 by a telescope’s advanced measurement camera under visible light.
Hygiea’s new SPHERE/VLT image may be the smallest dwarf planet in the solar system. As an object in the main belt of the asteroid, Hygiea fulfills three of the four requirements classified as dwarf planets: it revolves around the sun, not the moon, and unlike planets, it does not clear its orbits from its neighbors . The final requirement is that it has sufficient mass to be pulled into a roughly spherical shape by its own gravity. This is the observation of VLT on hygiene.
This is the appearance of a huge galaxy drawn from the early universe by the artist. The rendering shows that the star formation in the galaxy is illuminating the surrounding gas. Image by James Josephides/Swinburne Astronomy Production Company, Christina Williams/University of Arizona and Ivo Labbe/Swinburne.
This is the artist’s illustration of the gas and dust disk around the HD 163296 star. The gap in the disk is probably the location of the asteroid being formed.
This is a two-color composite image of Comet 2I / Borisov taken by the Gemini North Telescope on September 10.
This picture shows a young planet that is forming in the “anti-baby” star system.
Through simulations, astronomers projected light onto faint gaseous filaments, which formed a cosmic web in a huge cluster of galaxies.
The Hubble Space Telescope’s wide-angle camera observed Saturn in June this year because the planet is closest to Earth this year, about 1.36 billion kilometers away.
The artist was impressed by the impact of the massive ionizing radiation that exploded in the center of the Milky Way and impacted the Magellanic Cloud.
The Atacama large millimeter/submillimeter array captures an unprecedented image of these two disks, in which stars are growing, and they extract material from the surrounding birth disk.
This is the artist’s explanation of how Neptune-sized moons appear to orbit the natural gas giant exoplanet Kepler 1625b in a star system 8,000 light years from Earth. This may be the first exon in history.
Infrared images from NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope showed clouds of gas and dust filled with bubbles that were expanded by the wind and radiation of a large number of young stars. Each bubble is filled with hundreds to thousands of stars, which are composed of dense clouds of gas and dust.
This is the artist’s impression of the rapid radio burst FRB 181112’s path from a distant host galaxy to Earth. It passed through the aura of the Milky Way on the way.
After passing too close to a supermassive black hole, the star in the painter’s idea was torn into a thin stream of gas, which was then pulled back around the black hole and violently impacted, producing bright vibrations and ejecting more hot matter.
GJ 3512 compared with the solar system and other nearby red dwarf galaxies. Planets around solar mass stars can grow until they begin to absorb gas and become giant planets like Jupiter within millions of years. But we think that small stars like Proxima, TRAPPIST-1, Teegardern’s stars and GJ 3512 cannot form Jupiter-mass planets.
In a system one billion light years away from the Earth, the collision of three galaxies caused three supermassive black holes to collide with each other, forming a collision trajectory.
2I / Borisov is the first interstellar comet observed in our solar system and the second interstellar visitor observed in our solar system.
KIC 8462852 (also known as Boyakian Star or Tabby Star) is 1,000 light-years away. It is 50% larger than our sun and 1000 degrees higher than the sun. And it does not behave like any other star, occasionally darkening and brightening. The dust surrounding the stars depicted in the artist’s illustration may be the most likely cause of its strange behavior.
This is the artist’s impression because a white dwarf star passed between the neutron star and the earth, thereby delaying the pulse of a large neutron star. Because of this delay, astronomers have discovered the largest neutron star to date.
The VISTA telescope at the European Southern Observatory captured an amazing image of the Magellanic Cloud, which is one of our nearest neighbors to the Milky Way. The telescope’s near-infrared function can display millions of individual stars.
Astronomers believe that Comet C/2019 Q4 may be the second known interstellar visitor to our solar system. It was first discovered on August 30, and imaged on the Big Island of Hawaii by the Canadian-French-Hawaiian Telescope on September 10, 2019.
A star named S0-2, which represents blue and green objects in the painter’s illustration, was the supermassive black hole closest to the center of the Milky Way in 2018. This provides a test for Einstein’s general theory of relativity.
This is a radio image of the center of the Milky Way Galaxy. The radio bubbles discovered by MeerKAT extend vertically above and below the galaxy plane.
The Hubble Space Telescope captured a Kiranova Nebula in 2016, shown next to the red arrow. Kilanovae is a massive explosion that produces heavy elements such as gold and platinum.
This is a black hole portrayed by the artist about to devour a neutron star. The detectives said on August 14 that this event might occur.
The painter’s illustration shows the nearby rocky planet LHS 3844b. It is 1.3 times the mass of the Earth and orbits a cool M dwarf star. The surface of the planet may be dark and covered with cooled volcanic material, and there is no detectable atmosphere.
The concept of an artist exploding a massive star in a dense stellar environment.
Galaxy NGC 5866 is 44 million light-years from Earth. It looks flat because we can only see its edges in the images taken by NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope.
The Hubble Space Telescope took a dazzling portrait of the new Jupiter, showing its vivid colors and the characteristics of the clouds rotating in the atmosphere.
This is the artist’s impression of the ancient giant galaxies and distant galaxies observed with ALMA.
The glowing gas cloud and the new star form the gull nebula, one of the spiral arms of the Milky Way.
The artist’s impression of the first stars soon after the Big Bang.
The spiral galaxy NGC 2985 is about 70 million light-years away from our solar system in Ursa Major.
Early in the history of the universe, the Milky Way collided with the dwarf galaxy on the left, which helped to form the rings and structures of the Milky Way as we know it today.
An artist’s illustration shows a thin disk embedded in a super-spiral black hole at the center of spiral galaxy NGC 3147, 130 million light-years away.
Hubble took a view of a spiral galaxy called NGC 972, which appears to be blooming new stars. Hydrogen produces orange light when it reacts with the intense light emitted by nearby newborn stars.
This is the jellyfish galaxy JO201.
The Eta Carinae stellar system is located 7,500 light-years away from Earth. It experienced a huge explosion in 1838, and the Hubble Space Telescope is still capturing the consequences. This new ultraviolet image shows a glowing gas cloud similar to a firework.
“Oumuamua, the first interstellar tourist to be observed in our solar system, is shown in the artist’s illustration.
This is a rendering of an ancient supernova drawn by the artist. It bombarded the earth with cosmic energy millions of years ago.
An artist’s impression of CSIRO’s Australian SKA Pathfinder radio telescope was to discover a rapid radio burst and determine its precise location.
Spiral galaxies have been captured at different light wavelengths. On the left is the visible light image. The next image combines visible light and infrared light, while the two images on the right show infrared light at different wavelengths.
The Hubble Space Telescope discovered a charged C60 molecule in the interstellar medium between the star systems, in which 60 carbon atoms are arranged in a hollow ball similar to a football.
These are enlarged galaxies behind large galaxy clusters. The pink halo reveals the gas and its structure around distant galaxies. The gravitational lens effect of these star clusters has multiplied the image of the Milky Way.
The painter’s illustration shows a blue quasar in the center of the Milky Way.
The NISER detector on the International Space Station recorded 22 months of night X-ray data to map the entire sky.
NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope captured a mosaic of Cepheus C and Cepheus B regions formed by stars.
Galaxy NGC 4485 collided with the larger Galaxy neighbor NGC 4490, resulting in new stars being seen on the right side of the image.
Astronomers have developed a mosaic of the distant universe, called the Hubble Relic Field, which has recorded 16 years of observations by the Hubble Space Telescope. The image contains 200,000 galaxies, which can be traced back to 13.3 billion years until only 500 million years after the Big Bang.
The large Magellanic Cloud observed by ground telescopes is a galaxy near our Milky Way. The illustration was taken by the Hubble Space Telescope and shows one of the star clusters in the Milky Way.
The NGC 7027 nebula is one of the brightest planetary nebulae in the sky. It was first discovered in 1878 and is located near Cygnus.
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope can see the asteroid 6478 Gault, showing two narrow tail fragments similar to comets, telling us that the asteroid is slowly destroying itself. The bright stripes around the asteroid are the background stars. The Gote asteroid is located between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter, 214 million miles from the Sun.
The ghost shell in this image is a supernova, and the luminous trajectory derived from it is a pulsar.
Hidden in one of the darkest corners of the constellation Orion, this cosmic bat spreads hazy wings in interstellar space two thousand light years away from the earth. The young stars in its core illuminate it-despite being enveloped by an opaque cloud of dust, their bright light still illuminates the nebula.
In this picture, several dust rings surround the sun. These rings are formed when the gravity of the planet pulls the dust into the orbit around the sun. Recently, scientists have discovered a ring of dust in Mercury’s orbit. Others assume that the source of Venus’ dust ring is a group of orbiting asteroids that have never been discovered.
This is the artist’s impression of the globular clusters around the Milky Way.
The artist’s impression of the planetary life rotating around the binary system can be seen as two suns in the sky.
The artist depicts one of the most distant solar system objects observed to date, namely 2018 VG18, also known as the “Expedition”. Pink tones suggest the presence of ice. We do not yet understand the appearance of “FarFarOut”.
This is the artist’s vision of the Little Moon Sea Horse Camp discovered by the Hubble Space Telescope. It is only 20 miles wide, and may actually be debris from the larger nearby satellite Proteus, which is seen as a crescent in the background.
In this illustration, the asteroid (bottom left) ruptures under the strong gravity of LSPM J0207 + 3331, the oldest and coldest white dwarf known to be surrounded by dust rings. Scientists believe that the infrared signal of the system is best explained by two different rings of dust provided by broken asteroids.
The artist’s distorted impression of the Milky Way disk. This happens when the center of gravity of the galaxy tug on the outer disk rotates.
The researchers discovered this 1.3-kilometre (0.8-mile) radius Kuiper belt object at the edge of the solar system. It is believed to be a step between dust and ice balls and a complete planet.
A selfie taken by NASA’s Mars Rover Curiosity on the Vera Rubin Ridge and then moved to a new location.
The Hubble Space Telescope discovered a dwarf galaxy hidden behind a large star cluster near our universe. It is so old and primitive that researchers call it a “fossil of life” in the early universe.
How did a large number of black holes form in the early universe? The rotating gaseous disk of the dark matter halo breaks down into three clumps, which collapse under their own gravity to form supermassive stars. These stars will quickly collapse and form huge black holes.
NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope captured this image of the Large Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy in our Milky Way. Astrophysicists now believe that it may collide with our galaxy two billion years later.
Telescopes in the world have captured a mysterious bright object in the sky in real time, called “cow”. Astronomers believe that this may be the birth of a black hole or neutron star, or the birth of a new type of celestial body.
The inset depicts the detection of repeated fast radio bursts from a mysterious source of 3 billion light years on Earth.
Comet 46P/Wirtanen will pass through 7 million miles of Earth on December 16. Although the comet itself is about three-quarters of a mile in diameter, its ghostly green coma is only as large as Jupiter.
This mosaic image of the asteroid Bennu consists of 12 PolyCam images collected by the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft within 15 miles on December 2.
This spherical star cluster image taken by the Hubble Space Telescope is one of the oldest known stellar collections. This star cluster called NGC 6752 has a history of more than 10 billion years.
Apep images taken by the VISIR camera on the European Southern Observatory’s very large telescope. This “windmill” stellar system is likely destined to end with a long burst of gamma rays.
The artist’s impression of the Abell 2597 galaxy shows that the supermassive black hole discharges cold molecular gas like the pump of a huge interstellar fountain.
In the image of the wild duck star cluster, each star has a history of about 250 million years.
These images reveal the final stage of the union between the pairs of galactic nuclei in the messy core of the colliding galaxy.
Radio image of hydrogen in the Magellanic Cloud. Astronomers believe that dwarf galaxies are gradually dying out and will eventually be consumed by the Milky Way.
Further evidence of a supermassive black hole was also found in the center of the Milky Way. The visualization uses simulation data from the gas vortex motion in a circular orbit around the black hole, which is about 30% of the speed of light.
Does this look like a bat to you? This huge shadow comes from a bright star, which reflects the surrounding dust disk.
Hey, Ben slave! NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission is meeting with the original asteroid Bennu and is sending back images as it approaches its target on December 3.
These three panels reveal the supernova before, during and after 920 million light years (from left to right) from Earth. The supernova called iPTF14gqr is unusual because, despite the star’s size, its explosion is fast and faint. The researchers believe that this is due to a companion star absorbing its mass.
An illustration of the artist’s Planet X, which may be shaping the orbit of a small, extremely distant external solar system object (such as 2015 TG387).
This is what the artist might think of SIMP J01365663 + 0933473. Its mass is 12.7 times that of Jupiter, but its magnetic field strength is 200 times that of Jupiter. This object is 20 light years away from the earth. Is it the dividing line between planets and brown dwarfs?
The Andromeda galaxy engulfed and shattered the once large galaxy M32p, leaving this compact galaxy wreckage called M32. It is completely unique and contains many young stars.
Twelve new moons were discovered around Jupiter. The figure shows various groupings of satellites and their orbits. Newly discovered satellites are shown in bold.
Scientists and observatories around the world are able to track high-energy neutrinos into the Milky Way, which has a supermassive, rapidly rotating black hole in the center of the galaxy, called blazar. The Milky Way is located on the left shoulder of Orion in the constellation of Orion, about 4 billion light-years from Earth.
Not only do planets appear in thin air-but they do require gas, dust, and other processes that astronomers have not fully understood. This is the artist’s impression that the “baby” planet looks like it formed around a young star.
These 2015 BZ509 negative images circled in yellow show the first known interstellar object, which has become a permanent part of our solar system. The outer planet asteroid was probably introduced into our solar system from another stellar system 4.5 billion years ago. Then it entered a retrograde orbit around Jupiter.
A closer look at the diamond matrix in the meteorite that landed in Sudan in 2008. This is considered to be the first evidence that the prototype planet helped form the Earth planet in the solar system.
2004 EW95 was the first carbon-rich asteroid proven to exist in the Kuiper Belt and is a relic of the primitive solar system. This strange object was most likely formed in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, and then abandoned to its current home in the Juiber belt billions of miles.
NASA / ESA Hubble Space Telescope celebrates its 28th anniversary in space through this colorful image of the lagoon nebula 4,000 light-years from Earth. Although the entire nebula spans 55 light years, this picture shows only a portion of about 4 light years.
Utilizing the infrared function of the Hubble Telescope, this is the starry sky of the Lagoon Nebula. The reason why more stars can be seen is because infrared light can penetrate dust and gas clouds to reveal the abundance of young stars in the nebula and more distant stars in the background.
The Rose Nebula is 5,000 light-years from Earth. The unique nebula, some people claim to look more like a skull, with a hole in the middle, forming a rose-like illusion.
The inner slope of the Martian crater has multiple seasonal dark streaks, called “recurrent slope lines” (RSL), and the November 2017 report interpreted it as a granular flow rather than darkening due to flowing water. The image comes from the HiRISE camera on NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
The painter’s impression is a supernova explosion, which contains 100 million luminosities of the sun. The supernova iPTF14hls, which has exploded many times, may be the heaviest and longest-lived ever observed.
The figure shows that hydrocarbons split into carbon and hydrogen inside ice giants like Neptune, turning into a “diamond (rain) spray”.
This stunning image is a stellar nursery where stars were born in the Orion Nebula. The red filament is a piece of ammonia gas and is 50 light-years in length. Blue represents the gas of the Orion Nebula. The image is a composite of observations from the Robert C. Bird Green Bank telescope and NASA’s wide-area infrared survey telescope. Rachel Friesen, one of the co-lead investigators of this collaboration, said: “We are still not very clear that the giant gas cloud in the Milky Way will collapse to form new stars.” “However, ammonia is the pole that tracks the gas of dense stars Good tracer.”
This is what the earth and moon look like on Mars. The image is a composite of the best image of the Earth and the best image of the moon taken by NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter on November 20, 2016. The orbiter’s camera takes images in three wavelength bands: infrared, red, and cyan. When the image was taken, Mars was about 127 million miles from Earth.
PGC 1000714 was originally considered to be a common elliptical galaxy, but after careful analysis, it was found that the discovery of Hoag type galaxies is extremely rare. It has a circular core surrounded by two separate rings.
In December 2016, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft captured this image of the planet’s mysterious hexagonal jet flow. Travelers Travelers in the early 1980s discovered hexagons in these images. The estimated diameter is larger than the two earths.
In this image of the Crab Nebula taken by the Hubble Space Telescope, a dead star glows green, located about 6,500 light-years from Taurus Earth. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) released a picture of Halloween 2016 and highlighted this theme in a press release. The agency said, “Things that look scary still pulsate.” The center of the Crab Nebula is a crushed core, the “heart” of an exploding star. NASA says the heart rotates 30 times per second and generates a magnetic field that generates 1 trillion volts.
An international team of astronomers stared at the thick dust cloud of the Milky Way and discovered an unusual mixture of stars in a group of stars called Terzan 5. The new results indicate that Terzan 5 is one of the original tectonic blocks of the uplift and is likely to be a relic of the early Milky Way.
The artist’s conception of “Planet Nine” will be the farthest planet in our solar system. The orbits of extreme celestial star clusters similar to the edge of the solar system indicate a huge planet there.
New and previously known diagrams of the orbits of very far solar system objects. The clustering of most of their orbits indicates that they are likely to be affected by the huge and distant planet X.
Say hello to the dark galaxy dragonfly 44. Like our Milky Way, there is a spherical globular cluster around its core.
Classical stars occur when white dwarfs acquire material from their secondary stars (red dwarfs) over a period of time, causing thermonuclear reactions on the surface and eventually exploding into a single visible explosion. This will increase the brightness by 10,000 times, drawn here as the artist’s rendering.
In this image of Hubble’s near and far galaxies, the gravitational lens and space distortion are visible.
At the center of the Milky Way galaxy, researchers discovered an X-shaped structure in a dense cluster of stars.
Meeting UGC 1382: Elliptical galaxies considered by astronomers to be normal (left) are actually massive disk galaxies composed of different parts observed by ultraviolet and deep optical data (center and right). When the normal galaxy structure is completely reversed, its center is younger than its outer disk.
NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope captured an image of the Crab Nebula and its “beating heart”, which is a neutron star to the right of the two bright stars in the center of the image. The neutron star pulses 30 times per second. The color of the rainbow is visible due to the movement of matter in the nebula that occurs during the time-lapse of the image.
The images of the hidden galaxies taken by the Hubble Space Telescope are weaker than Andromeda or the Milky Way. This low surface brightness galaxy, called UGC 477, is more than 110 million light-years away in Pisces.
On April 19, NASA released new images of Ceres bright craters. This photo shows the Haulani crater with signs of landslide on the edge of the crater. Scientists believe that certain craters on dwarf planets are bright because they are relatively new.
The map shows the millions of dust particles sampled by NASA Cassini spacecraft near Saturn. Dozens of them seem to come from outside our solar system.
This image from the VLT Survey Telescope at ESO’s Paranal Observatory in Chile shows a stunning concentration of galaxies known as the Fornax Cluster, which can be found in the Southern Hemisphere. At the center of this cluster, in the middle of the three bright blobs on the left side of the image, lies a cD galaxy – a galactic cannibal that has grown in size by consuming smaller galaxies.
This image shows the central region of the Tarantula Nebula in the Large Magellanic Cloud. The young and dense star cluster R136, which contains hundreds of massive stars, is visible in the lower right of the image taken by the Hubble Space Telescope.
In March 2016, astronomers published a paper on powerful red flashes coming from binary system V404 Cygni in 2015. This illustration shows a black hole, similar to the one in V404 Cygni, devouring material from an orbiting star.
This image shows the elliptical galaxy NGC 4889, deeply embedded within the Coma galaxy cluster. There is a gigantic supermassive black hole at the center of the galaxy.
An artist’s impression of 2MASS J2126, which takens 900,000 years to orbit its star, 1 trillion kilometers away.
Caltech researchers have found evidence of a giant planet tracing a bizarre, highly elongated orbit in the outer solar system. The object, nicknamed Planet Nine, has a mass about 10 times that of Earth and orbits about 20 times farther from the sun on average than does Neptune.
An artist’s impression of what a black hole might look like. In February, researchers in China said they had spotted a super-massive black hole 12 billion times the size of the sun.
Are there are oceans on any of Jupiter’s moons? The Juice probe shown in this artist’s impression aims to find out. Picture courtesy of ESA/AOES
Astronomers have discovered powerful auroras on a brown dwarf that is 20 light-years away. This is an artist’s concept of the phenomenon.
Venus, bottom, and Jupiter shine brightly above Matthews, North Carolina, on Monday, June 29. The apparent close encounter, called a conjunction, has been giving a dazzling display in the summer sky. Although the two planets appear to be close together, in reality they are millions of miles apart.
Jupiter’s icy moon Europa may be the best place in the solar system to look for extraterrestrial life, according to NASA. The moon is about the size of Earth’s moon, and there is evidence it has an ocean beneath its frozen crust that may hold twice as much water as Earth. NASA’s 2016 budget includes a request for $30 million to plan a mission to investigate Europa. The image above was taken by the Galileo spacecraft on November 25, 1999. It’s a 12-frame mosaic and is considered the the best image yet of the side of Europa that faces Jupiter.
This nebula, or cloud of gas and dust, is called RCW 34 or Gum 19. The brightest areas you can see are where the gas is being heated by young stars. Eventually the gas burst outward like champagne after a bottle is uncorked. Scientists call this champagne flow. This new image of the nebula was captured by the European Space Organization’s Very Large Telescope in Chile. RCW 34 is in the constellation Vela in the southern sky. The name means “sails of a ship” in Latin.
The Hubble Space Telescope captured images of Jupiter’s three great moons – Io, Callisto, and Europa – passing by at once.
Using powerful optics, astronomers have found a planet-like body, J1407b, with rings 200 times the size of Saturn’s. This is an artist’s depiction of the rings of planet J1407b, which are eclipsing a star.
A patch of stars appears to be missing in this image from the La Silla Observatory in Chile. But the stars are actually still there behind a cloud of gas and dust called Lynds Dark Nebula 483. The cloud is about 700 light years from Earth in the constellation Serpens (The Serpent).
This is the largest Hubble Space Telescope image ever assembled. It’s a portion of the galaxy next door, Andromeda (M31).
NASA has captured a stunning new image of the so-called “Pillars of Creation,” one of the space agency’s most iconic discoveries. The giant columns of cold gas, in a small region of the Eagle Nebula, were popularized by a similar image taken by the Hubble Space Telescope in 1995.
Astronomers using the Hubble Space pieced together this picture that shows a small section of space in the southern-hemisphere constellation Fornax. Within this deep-space image are 10,000 galaxies, going back in time as far as a few hundred million years after the Big Bang.
Planetary nebula Abell 33 appears ring-like in this image, taken using the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope. The blue bubble was created when an aging star shed its outer layers and a star in the foreground happened to align with it to create a “diamond engagement ring” effect.
This Hubble image looks a floating marble or a maybe a giant, disembodied eye. But it’s actually a nebula with a giant star at its center. Scientists think the star used to be 20 times more massive than our sun, but it’s dying and is destined to go supernova.
Composite image of B14-65666 showing the distributions of dust (red), oxygen (green), and carbon (blue), observed by ALMA and stars (white) observed by the Hubble Space Telescope.
Artist’s impression of the merging galaxies B14-65666 located 13 billion light years-away.