The Seagull Nebula, 3,600 light years from Earth. Photographed by Chuck Ayoub.
C 2177 is an H II region of nebulosity centered on the Be star HD 53367. This nebula was discovered by Welsh amateur astronomer Isaac Roberts and was described by him as “pretty bright, extremely large, irregularly round, very diffuse.”
Hubble scientists have released the most detailed picture of the universe to date, containing 265,000 galaxies.
Named \”Hubble Legacy Field\”, this composite image is created by stitching together more than 7,500 Hubble Space Telescope observations taken over 16 years.
The image mosaic presents a wide portrait of the distant universe and contains roughly 265,000 galaxies. They stretch back through 13.3 billion years of time to just 500 million years after the universe\’s birth in the big bang.
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Astronomers have captured the first image of a black hole, heralding a revolution in our understanding of the universe’s most enigmatic objects.
The black hole was found in a galaxy called M87 and is the size of our entire Solar System. (40 billion kms wide and 500 million trillion kms distance away from Earth(52,850,042 light years)).
it is estimated about 90 Earth masses of material falls onto it every day.
Why was M87 observed instead of our own galaxies supermassive black hole, Sag…Read more
TIMELAPSE OF THE FUTURE: A Journey to the End of Time
How’s it all gonna end? This experience takes us on a journey to the end of time, trillions of years into the future, to discover what the fate of our planet and our universe may ultimately be.
We start in 2019 and travel exponentially through time, witnessing the future of Earth, the death of the sun, the end of all stars, proton decay, zombie galaxies, possible future civilizations, exploding black holes, the effects of dark energy, alternate universes, the final fate of the cosmos – to name a few.
This is a picture of the future as painted by modern science – a picture that will surely evolve over time as we dig for more…Read more
Opportunity did not answer NASA’s final call, and it’s now gone to us. It roved a staggering 45.16 kilometers across the red planet.
The scientists waited to hear some response from their long-silent rover, which had been engulfed in a global dust storm last June, likely coating its solar panels in a fatal layer of dust. Since then, the team of scientists and engineers have sent more than 835 commands, hoping the rover will wake up from its long slumber—that perhaps winds on Mars might have blown off some of the dust that covered the panels.
So on Tuesday night, they listened. They reminisced. But in the end, no response came.
The brightest quasar in the early universe. It shines with a brightness equivalent to 600 trillion suns, is at a distance of 12.8 billion light years away and produces 10,000 stars per year. “We don’t expect to find many quasars brighter than that in the whole observable universe.”
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