WOH a red hypergiant in the Large Magellanic Cloud. It is the second largest known star with nearly 2000 times the diameter of the Sun. Its surrounded by a huge ring of gas and dust that extends out to AU, or times the distance from the Sun to Earth.
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 or black holes.
At the centre of every large galaxy lives a giant black hole that swallows gas or dust clouds that stray too close. As matter spirals inwards, it is compressed into an accretion disk. By the time it falls into the black hole, the matter is so hot that muc
Epic supercell thunderstorm clouds in Kansas from photographer Camille Seaman. - This is the stuff that literally gives me nightmares! Thank God I've never lived in Kansas or else I would have to be on anxiety medication.
It looks like the Phoenix. This is the Ghost Nebula, a reflection nebula in the Cepheus constellation. It is located about 1500 light years away from Earth. Photo credit: T. Rector/University of Alaska Anchorage, H. Schweiker/WIYN and NOAO/AURA/NSF