The two largest pieces of the Universe that we know the least about, yet nothing less than the ultimate fate of the Universe will be determined by them. (Illustration: NASA/CXC/M.Weiss)

The two largest pieces of the Universe that we know the least about, yet nothing less than the ultimate fate of the Universe will be determined by them. (Illustration: NASA/CXC/M.Weiss)

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.

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.

That electrical current was discovered near galaxy 3C303. It's not doing anything that cool ... it's just firing a massive jet of electrified matter 150,000 light-years into outer space.  RTh 6 Most Mind-Blowing Things Ever Discovered in Space | Cracked.com

That electrical current was discovered near galaxy 3C303. It's not doing anything that cool ... it's just firing a massive jet of electrified matter 150,000 light-years into outer space. RTh 6 Most Mind-Blowing Things Ever Discovered in Space | Cracked.com

Hourglass Nebula    Image courtesy IAC    The hourglass-shaped nebula Sharpless 2-106 glows in a picture released by NASA on November 7 and taken by the Gran Telescopio CANARIAS in Spain's Canary Islands.    Located about 2,000 light-years away, this star-forming region is illuminated by a very young star—about a hundred thousand years old—whose mass is equivalent to that of 15 suns.

Hourglass Nebula Image courtesy IAC The hourglass-shaped nebula Sharpless 2-106 glows in a picture released by NASA on November 7 and taken by the Gran Telescopio CANARIAS in Spain's Canary Islands. Located about 2,000 light-years away, this star-forming region is illuminated by a very young star—about a hundred thousand years old—whose mass is equivalent to that of 15 suns.

A rainbow is seen in space as a result of a star cluster millions of miles away, in Castelluccio Plateau, Sibillini Mountains National Park, Sibillini, Italy.

Pictures of the Week: February 17 – February 24

A rainbow is seen in space as a result of a star cluster millions of miles away, in Castelluccio Plateau, Sibillini Mountains National Park, Sibillini, Italy.

See the "?" At top sits the emission nebula known as Cederblad 214, which is part of a larger star-forming complex called NGC 7822. The dot at bottom is a smaller nebula called Sharpless 170. The entire piece of punctuation spans about 40 light-years in the constellation Cepheus.

See the "?" At top sits the emission nebula known as Cederblad 214, which is part of a larger star-forming complex called NGC 7822. The dot at bottom is a smaller nebula called Sharpless 170. The entire piece of punctuation spans about 40 light-years in the constellation Cepheus.

#Space: wide-field image of WR25 & Tr16-244, an immense cauldron of gas & dust http://bit.ly/1pPd74L | @HUBBLE_space & @maximaxoo

#Space: wide-field image of WR25 & Tr16-244, an immense cauldron of gas & dust http://bit.ly/1pPd74L | @HUBBLE_space & @maximaxoo

Venus, Zodiacal Light, and the Galactic Center. Image credit: Juergen Schmoll (Durham University, CfAI)

Venus, Zodiacal Light, and the Galactic Center. Image credit: Juergen Schmoll (Durham University, CfAI)

Pinterest
Search