The Majestic Messier ~ 104 Sombrero Galaxy Photo By: Hubble Space Telescope NASA. My favorite galaxy, just for the vastness of the view.
I who am the beauty of the green earth, And the white moon among the stars, And…
[The black hole] teaches us that space can be crumpled like a piece of paper into an infinitesimal dot, that time can be extinguished like a blown-out flame, and that the laws of physics that we regard as 'sacred,' as immutable, are anything but.
The Eagle Has Risen: Stellar Spire in the Eagle Nebula. A billowing tower of gas and dust rises from the stellar nursery known as the Eagle Nebula. This small piece of the Eagle Nebula is 57 trillion miles long trillion km).
A binary black hole system, viewed edge-on. This pair of extremely dense objects twists and warps spacetime as the two black holes spiral in…
NGC 6302 (The Butterfly Nebula) recorded by the newly upgraded Hubble Space Telescope. Credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble ERO Team
Long ago, in the largest canyon system in our solar system, vibrations from "marsquakes" shook soft sediments that had accumulated in Martian lakes.
The Cone Nebula lies in the southern part of NGC the Christmas Tree cluster, with which is shares the NGC designation. This is a rich region with much nebulosity and many interesting objects. The Christmas Tree cluster has at its base the variable s
This is Neptune's moon, Triton, taken in 1989 by Voyager 2 - the only spacecraft ever to pass it. Triton has fascinating terrain, a thin atmosphere & even evidence for ice volcanoes on this world of peculiar orbit and spin. Ironically, Voyager 2 also con