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M60-UCD1 black hole, via NASA

z-v-k: black hole, via NASA.The supermassive black hole is about…


past pinner: Trust breeds betrayal. People can smile behind their teeth, and it's a dog eat dog world; some people have bigger teeth than you do. So, don't go trusting people so easily 'cause they appear to be "nice" people.

carina nebula courtesy of hubble

Hubble captures view of “Mystic Mountain” The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image, which is even more dramatic than fiction, captures the chaotic activity atop a pillar of gas and dust, three light-years tall, which is being eaten away by the brilliant

42 Mind-Blowing Photos Of Space From The Hubble Telescope

42 Mind-Blowing Photos Of Space From The Hubble Telescope Some stars aren’t born, they’re hatched from interstellar gas pockets called EGGS (Evaporating Gas Globules) at the end of vast tubes known as “elephant trunks.

Inside the Eagle Nebula: astronomers have found evidence in the image data pointing to the remnant of a supernova explosion with an apparent age of 6,000 years. If true, the expanding shock waves would have destroyed the visible structures, including the famous pillars. But because the Eagle Nebula is some 6,500 light-years distant, their destruction won't be witnessed for hundreds of years.

Inside the Eagle Nebula - NGC 6611 (Eagle Nebula, is an emission nebula located light years from the Earth in the constellation Serpens. - (C) Far-infrared: ESA/Herschel/PACS/SPIRE/Hill, Motte, HOBYS Key Programme Consortium

N30B - This unique peanut-shaped cocoon of dust is called a reflection nebula. The nebula is itself within another nebula, DEM L 106. The nebulae are located in the nearby galaxy, the Large Magellanic Cloud, some 170,000 light-years away. The filaments of DEM L 106 are throughout much of the image

A unique peanut-shaped cocoon of dust, called a reflection nebula, surrounds a cluster of young, hot stars in this view from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. the 'double bubble' called is inside a larger nebula named DEM L