This artist's concept illustrates a supermassive black hole with millions to billions times the mass of our sun. Supermassive black holes are enormously dense objects buried at the hearts of galaxies. Image by NASA/JPL-Caltech
Ring of Fire - This image from the Solar Dynamics Observatory’s Atmospheric Imaging Assembly (AIA) shows in great detail a solar prominence taken from the March 2010 eruption. The twisting motion of the material is the most noticeable feature.
Researchers are attempting to create an Earth-size virtual instrument called the Event Horizon Telescope; a worldwide network of radio telescopes powerful enough to snap a picture of the supermassive black hole at the heart of our Milky Way galaxy.
facts : The Solar System consists of the and the astronomical objects gravitationally bound in orbit around it, all of which formed from the collapse of a giant molecular cloud approximately billion years ago. of the system’s mass is in the Sun.
The colorful Eagle Nebula taken at the National Science Foundation's telescope on Kitt Peak. Located in the constellation of Serpens, the Serpent, the Eagle Nebula is a very luminous open cluster of stars surrounded by dust and gas.
Felix Baumgartner at the edge of space, miles high jumped from a helium balloon to perform a legendary skydive (he also set the altitude record for highest manned balloon flight, parachute jump from the highest altitude, and greatest free fall velocity)