This new composite image shows the region around the Pillars of Creation, which are about 5,700 light years from Earth. The image combines X-ray data from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory and Hubble Space Telescope optical data. Ow yeah, it also looks awesome.
Artistic representation of the active Galaxy Nucleus: "It is a large, active galaxy with a huge black hole in the center," explains Marek Kowalski, Head of Neutrino Astronomy at the Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron in Hamburg. Perpendicular to the huge vortex, in which the black hole absorbs matter, huge streams of particles shoot - so-called jets into space, which are directed at the Earth.
A special view of the Solar Eclipse in New Mexico, November 2012. Ring of Fire: A man, standing on a ridge 1.5 miles away from photographer Colleen Pinski, is totally encompassed by the outline of the Sun.
In 2022, there will be a spectacular sky show. Two stars will merge into one, pushing out excess gas into an explosion known as a red nova. At magnitude 2, it will be as bright as Polaris in the sky, and just behind Sirius and Vega in brightness. The collision in the constellation of Cygnus will be visible for up to six months.