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LIGO Detects Gravitational waves from Merging Block Holes

Picture Credits: NASA App

Gravitational radiation has been directly detected. The first-ever detection was made by both facilities of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) in  154 more words


Amazing Galaxy of the Week - Galaxy on Fire

This is quite a dramatic image of a spiral galaxy from Galaxy Zoo, but those red streaks are not actual physical features. They are image artifacts created when the camera was imaging the galaxy. 34 more words

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Messier 81 (also known as NGC 3031 or Bode’s Galaxy) is a spiral galaxy about 12 million light-years away in the constellation Ursa Major. Its active galactic nucleus harbors a supermassive black hole with roughly 70,000,000 X the mass of the Sun.

Image Credit: NASA


IC 1101

IC 1101 is a staggering 1.2 billion light years away from us!  This means we are seeing how the galaxy looked one billion, two hundred million years in the past.  166 more words


NGC 4845: NASA's Hubble Snaps Incredible Spiral Galaxy

The latest image taken by the Hubble Space Telescope reveals the stunning spiral galaxy NGC 4845.

NGC 4845, also known as LEDA 44392 or UGC 8078, was discovered by astronomer William Herschel in 1786. 195 more words


A Wise Man


A wise man does not desire or
value things of this world.

source: Lao Tzu, Tao Teh Ching
image: Eddie Two Hawks, Image Collection, Spiral Galaxy


The Thousand-Ruby Galaxy

Spiral galaxy M83 lies a mere twelve million light-years away, near the southeastern tip of the very long constellation Hydra. Prominent spiral arms traced by dark dust lanes and blue star clusters lend this galaxy its popular name, The Southern Pinwheel. 119 more words