Seriously. These are some of the coolest pictures I have ever seen.
and since light would take so long to get to us we are seeing these galaxies as they were thousands if not millions of years ago. who knows what they look like currently
Astronomers Aim To Take First Picture of Black Hole
Taking a picture of a black hole, an object so gravitationally bound that not even photons of light can escape, sounds like an oxymoron, but astronomers this week will attempt to do just that.
What they’re hoping to glimpse is something called the “event horizon” — the swirl of matter and energy that are visible around the rim of the black hole just before it falls into the abyss.
Around The World In Space
Made some animated GIFs out of the videos provided below, click on each of the GIF for the titles.
“Remember the amazing night-time timelapse video that James Drake stitched together from space station photos? Well, he’s gone back through the astronaut photographs and created six more videos. They’re shorter… but they’re AMAZING. Daytime, night time, auroras, it’s all there. Check them out via UniverseToday.”