In this image taken by the Hubble Space Telescope we can see the Red Spider Nebula (NGC 6537) in the constellation of Sagittarius (The Archer). Located in its center is a white dwarf with a surface temperature that is believed to be in the 150,000-250,000 K range, possibly even hotter.
"The Emerald Gorge" Karijini National Park, Western Australia
Karijini National Park in Western Australia is one of my favorite places on the planet to photograph. Set in the heart of the Australian Outback is a series of incredible gorges and emerald pools that are nothing short of a photographer's paradise. I can't wait to get back there and continue to explore!
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I hope you all have a fantastic amazing wonderful lovely weekend! Enjoy watching the spectacular video of Niagara Falls, which are probably the most famous waterfalls in the world.
Niagara Falls are actually three waterfalls(Horseshoe Falls, the American Falls and the Bridal Veil Falls) Which sit right on the border between the United States and Canada. The Falls drop on the highest spot from more than 50 meters and every minutes it conveys a little more than 110,000 Cubic meters of water on average.
_View of the Milky Way off of Yokohama Beach near Keana Point (westernmost tip of Oahu), Hawaii Photo credit: Into the Sea by Marshall Humble on Flickr
A galaxy is a collection of stars and interstellar material held together by gravity. The galaxy our Sun lives in is called the Milky Way or the Galaxy (note the capital 'G'). The name `Milky Way' comes from the band of light that is seen overhead on very dark nights. The ancients called it the Celestial River. Galileo showed that the band is actually an edge-on concentration of stars seen looking through the disk of our Galaxy from the inside.
In this image taken by the Hubble Space Telescope you can see the spiral galaxy Messier 96 (NGC 3368). It is located in the constellation of Leo (The Lion), about 35 million light-years away from Earth and spans 100,000 light-years in diameter, pretty much like your Milky Way Galaxy. It is the largest galaxy in the Leo I group (https://goo.gl/BHgGcP) of galaxies.
Messier 96 appears a little bit distorted, probably by the gravitational pull of nearby galaxies in its group, its core isn't at the center and its spiral arms are asymmetric. In 1998 a supernova was observed in this galaxy.
Astronomers find a massive black hole that outgrew its galaxy
Astronomers have spotted a super-sized black hole in the early universe that grew much faster than its host galaxy CID-947. The discovery runs counter to most observations about black holes, which are massive areas of space with extraordinarily strong gravity that can pull in anything — even light. In most cases, black holes and their host galaxies expand at the same rate.
Lightning bolts strike around the Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcanic chain near southern Osorno city. The volcano in the Puyehue-Cordon Caulle chain, dormant for decades, erupted in south-central Chile, belching ash over 6 miles (10 km) into the sky, as winds fanned it toward neighboring Argentina, and prompted the government to evacuate several thousand residents, authorities said.