Gigantic Black Hole 12 billion times more massive than our Sun

Gigantic Black Hole at the heart of the brightest quasar

A gigantic black hole at the heart of the brightest quasar in the early universe discovered, 12 billion times more massive than our sun.

By |February 26, 2015|Categories: Astronomy|Tags: , , |

The Milky Way over the Arizona Toadstools

The Milky Way with Arizona Toadstools

The magnificent central disk of our Milky Way Galaxy arches over the aged Toadstool hoodoos rock formations in northern Arizona, USA.   Image credit David Lane & R. Gendler

By |February 24, 2015|Categories: Astronomy, Natural phenomena|Tags: , , , |

An extremely bright Black Hole emitting Trillion Suns’ worth of energy

Extremely bright Black Hole PDS 456

In a new study, astronomers determined PDS 456, an extremely bright black hole known as a quasar more than 2 billion light-years away, sustains winds that carry more energy every second than is emitted by more than a trillion suns.

By |February 23, 2015|Categories: Astronomy|Tags: , , , , , , , |

How big is our Sun?

Red supergiant UY Scuti size comparison to the sun.

How big is our Sun? How big can stars get? Above: red supergiant UY Scuti size comparison to the sun.

By |February 20, 2015|Categories: Astronomy|Tags: , , , |

Flower on the Sun

Sun chromosphere

Some regions of the solar chromosphere, in a specific color of red light emitted by hydrogen, may resemble a rose.

By |February 18, 2015|Categories: Astronomy|Tags: , , , |

5 years Solar time-lapse

Solar flare

This time-lapse video, by Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) that celebrates its 5th anniversary since it launched on February 11, 2010, captures one frame every 8 hours…

By |February 17, 2015|Categories: Astronomy|Tags: , , |

Giant smiley face spotted by Hubble telescope

Giant smiley face by Hubble

The giant smiley face spotted by NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, is actually two faint galaxies that seem to be smiling.

By |February 11, 2015|Categories: Astronomy|Tags: , , |

Moon- a view of the dark side

Dark side of the moon

What the other, the dark side of the Moon looks like? The side that can’t be seen from the Earth?   Watch the video…

By |February 7, 2015|Categories: Astronomy|Tags: , |

A rare triple Eclipse from three of Jupiter’s moons

Jupiter’s 3 moons Eclipse

A rare triple eclipse from three of Jupiter’s moons captured by Hubble space telescope.

By |February 6, 2015|Categories: Astronomy|Tags: , , , , |

Curiosity Mars Rover at Pahrump Hills

Curiosity Mars Rover from HiRISE

Curiosity Mars rover at the “Pahrump Hills” area of Gale Crater, viewed from the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.

By |February 5, 2015|Categories: Astronomy|Tags: , , , |