It’s the cosmic event of the year. Right now, telescopes all over the world are turning to our galaxy’s center, where for the first time ever they may have a front-row look at a supermassive black hole consuming a gas cloud.
Double image of a distant quasar whose light is gravitationally lensed by a foreground galaxy; the galaxy is visible as the fainter source at the centre. Credit: NASA, ESA and J. Muñoz (University of Valencia)
The destructive results of a mighty supernova explosion reveal themselves in a delicate blend of infrared and X-ray light, as seen in this image from NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope and Chandra X-Ray Observatory, and the European Space Agency's XMM-Newton.
Gorgeous astrophotography video 'Kings' - by Gavin Heffernan . shows the landscape and stars, meteorites and star-streaked star trail effects over Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks in California - click through and scroll down to 'vimeo' video