The Galaxy Next Door
Hot stars burn brightly in this new image from NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer, showing the ultraviolet side of a familiar face. At approximately 2.5 million light-years away, the Andromeda galaxy, or M31, is our Milky Way's largest galactic neighbor. The entire galaxy spans 260,000 light-years across.
Supermassive Black Hole in a "Small" Galaxy
Edited Chandra Space Telescope image of the Whirlpool Galaxy (M51) and its companion (nice way to say: "the galaxy that the Whirlpool Galaxy is eating") which has a supermassive black hole in it. The companion galaxy is NGC 5195 and is in the upper-left of the image. Original caption: Using Chandra observations, astronomers have discovered the nearest supermassive black hole to Earth that is currently undergoing powerful outbursts. This main panel shows the galaxy M51 in visible light from…
There's A 13th Zodiac Constellation Now And People Are Freaking Out About It
According to NASA, there are now actually 13 Zodiac constellations instead of the original 12 that astrologers everywhere know and love, and people are basically losing their minds.
Our Universe Has Trillions of Galaxies, Hubble Study
A new study using the Hubble Space Telescope and other telescopes has increased the estimate of galaxies in the Universe ten fold. It was previously estimate...