A virtual telescope as big as planet Earth, will take detailed images of the very edge, or “event horizon,” of the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way galaxy.
Astronomers announced a major breakthrough concerning Cosmic Inflation, explaining how the universe began. A finding confirming the cosmos grew to a vast size in its very first moments.
The primary South Pole operations Traverse (SPoT) spent nearly 100 days away from McMurdo Station during the 2012-13 season, traveling more than 3,500 miles across the Ross Ice Shelf and East Antarctica. A windy day blows snow across the tractor train as it climbs the Leverett Glacier to the polar plateau. Image © Ryan Wallace