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Scientists Discover The Oldest, Largest Body Of Water In Existence--In Space

The water is in a cloud around a huge black hole that is in the process of sucking in matter and spraying out energy (such an active black hole is called a quasar), and the waves of energy the black hole releases make water by literally knocking hydrogen and oxygen atoms together.

This is an image of the Black Widow Pulsar moving through our galaxy at one million kilometers per hour. That is its bow shock wave. It looks like the grim reaper to me and if it passed too close to us, it would be.

from ScienceDaily

First black hole orbiting a 'spinning' star

Scientists have discovered the first binary system ever known to consist of a black hole and a ‘spinning’ star – or more accurately, a Be-type star. Although predicted by theory, none had previously been found.

NGC 3627: Revealing Hidden Black Holes The spiral galaxy NGC 3627 is located about 30 million light years from Earth. This composite image includes X-ray data from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory (blue), infrared data from the Spitzer Space Telescope (red), and optical data from the Hubble Space Telescope and the Very Large Telescope (yellow). The inset shows the central region, which contains a bright X-ray source that is likely powered by material falling onto a supermassive black…

SCIENTISTS DISCOVER ANOTHER EARTH NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope recently discovered an Earth-like planet orbiting a nearby star within the habitable zone of our galaxy 500 light-years away. This is the first Earth-sized planet to be found in the habitable zone of another star. Praise God for such an amazing discovery.

THE MAJESTIC MESSIER-104 (M-104) SOMBRERO GALAXY 28 million light years from earth and 50,ooo light years across . Photo By: NASA Hubble Space Telescope.

The Eridanus Void. This area shows almost no signs of cosmic matter, meaning no stars, planets, solar systems or clouds of cosmic dust. Researchers couldn't even find dark matter, which is invisible but measurable by its gravitational pull. There were also no signs of black holes that might have gobbled up the matter once present in the region.

In 2004, astronomers discovered a star composed entirely of diamond, measuring 4,000 km across and 10 billion trillion trillion carats. 50 light years from Earth, the diamond star is classified as a crystallized white dwarf, the hot core that remains after a star burns out. Only recently have scientists been able to study the contents of the white dwarf, and they’ve confirmed that the crystallized carbon interior of the star is, in fact, the galaxy’s largest diamond. (pic is a dramatization…