An artist's illustration of the black hole at the heart of a quasar in the distant universe. The biggest black hole known to exist lives in the nearby galaxy It's times bigger than the Milky Way's supermassive black hole.
A Milky Way Band: John P. Gleason, Celestial Images APOD Most bright stars in our Milky Way Galaxy reside in a disk. Since our Sun also resides in this disk, these stars appear to us as a diffuse band that circles the sky.
Astronomers find a dark matter galaxy far, far away. At the center of this infrared image is a massive red galaxy, billion light-years from Earth, which acts like a cosmic magnifying glass, distorting the light from an even more distant galaxy.