Whirlpool

The view in a Black Hole

Black Hole

A black hole, a beast that has never been seen directly, In the center of a swirling whirlpool of hot gas.   Illustration Credit: April Hobart, CXC

By |March 24, 2014|Astronomy|

Recreating a Slice of the Universe

Recreating a Slice of the Universe

This computer animation (after the jump), created using new software called Arepo, simulates 9 billion years of our universe history. The new software can accurately follow the birth and evolution of thousands of galaxies over billions of years.  Credit: CfA/UCSD/HITS/M. Vogelsberger (CfA) & V. Springel

By |August 21, 2012|Astronomy|

Japan’s 8.9 earthquake… (videos)

Japan's earthquake

Japan's earthquake

Japan's earthquake

Elakala Falls, West Virginia

Elakala Falls

The photo above shows beautiful Elakala Falls at Blackwater State Park near Davis, West VirginiaPhotographer: Troy Lilly

Two faces of Whirlpool Galaxy

Whirlpool GalaxyThese images by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope show off two dramatically different face-on views of the spiral galaxy M51, dubbed the Whirlpool Galaxy.

By |January 17, 2011|Astronomy|