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Ever wanted to SEE a black hole? Soon, you might: New Telescope to Take First-Ever Black Hole Photo!

phases of the moon, via all the mountains

Spectacular... Aurora Borealis by Marc Adamus

The Crab Nebula is a supernova remnant, all that remains of a tremendous stellar explosion. Observers in China and Japan recorded the supernova nearly 1,000 years ago, in 1054.

The Crab Nebula, which contains the Crab Pulsar. Image combines optical data from Hubble (in red)

The Crab Nebula, which contains the Crab Pulsar. Image combines optical data from Hubble (in red)

Glowing Lagoon Photograph courtesy JPL-Caltech/NASA Swirls of glowing dust seem to flow around bright newborn stars in a new infrared picture of the Lagoon nebula taken with NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope and released September 14. Also known as NGC 6523, the nebula has been known since the 1700s. It's one of just two star-forming nebulae that can be seen with the naked eye from northern latitudes.