"The sky calls to us. If we do not destroy ourselves, we will one day venture to the stars."
I made these to fit the Facebook cover photo size - feel free to use them with the post’s link. Photo courtesy: ESA/NASA.
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.