Black hole...located in the direction of the constellation of Virgo, is so far away that the light from it has taken so long to reach Earth... so we see it as it appeared in the early Universe. The monster black hole has more than 10 billion times the mass of the Sun and 10,000 times the mass of the super-massive black hole in our own Milky Way, making it one of the most massive ever seen...there may be as many as 400 such giant black holes in the part of the universe... -super cool...
Top 5 Habitable Alien Planets - once the students have an understanding of our planets, they can be introduced to the idea of possible life on other planets - not within our solar system. Opens up the idea that there are other planets and galaxies other than the milky way and life on other planets is possible.
The Orion Nebula in the 'Sword' of the constellation of Orion. This is one of my most favourite Nebulas and my Luv found this great photo of it for me. Orion is probably the most interesting constellation
Anunnaki space map. This 5000 year old clay tablet was discovered at Nineveh the capital of ancient Assyria. The tablet shows drawings of constellations and pictogram-based text known as cuneiform which was used by the Sumerians. How could the Sumerians have knowledge of the galaxy unless they had met beings capable of interstellar travel?
Few cosmic vistas excite the imagination like the Orion Nebula, an immense stellar nursery some 1,500 light-years away. Spanning about 40 light-years across the region, this new infrared image from the Spitzer Space Telescope was constructed from data intended to monitor the brightness of the nebula's young stars, many still surrounded by dusty, planet-forming disks.
Orion Nebula in Oxygen, Hydrogen, and Sulfur Image Credit Copyright: César Blanco González The Orion Nebula spans about 40 light years is about 1500 light years away in the same spiral arm of our Galaxy as the Sun. The Great Nebula in Orion can be found with the unaided eye just below and to the left of the easily identifiable belt of three stars in the popular constellation Orion.The whole Orion Nebula cloud complex, will slowly disperse over the next 100,000 years.