Peter Bowden
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Quasar- this is a black hole that is the brightest object in the universe and is thousands of times brighter than the stars in a galaxy combined! Light is shot out of either end in extremely long distances. The light we see coming from these today is very old meaning there are no quasars recently. They are all from far away but a new one can appear at any moment

Quasar- a black hole, brightest object in the universe, thousands of times brighter than the stars in a galaxy combined! Light is shot out of either end to extremely long distances. Light visible today is very old

View from the International Space Station...

Fish-eye view of the Space Shuttle Atlantis as seen from the Russian Mir space station during the mission. (Great Images in NASA)

A Galaxy Collision in NGC 6745. An amazing image taken by Hubble of two galaxys colliding

NGC two galaxies that have been colliding for hundreds of millions of years. Just off to the lower right is the smaller galaxy, moving away. The larger galaxy used to be a spiral galaxy, now damaged. Gravity has distorted the shapes of the galaxies.

Venus Transiting the Sun, June 5, 2012

On June SDO is collecting images of one of the rarest predictable solar events: the transit of Venus across the face of the sun.

NASA - Helix Nebula - Unraveling at the Seams

A dying star throws a cosmic tantrum in this combined image from Nasa's Spitzer Space Telescope and the Galaxy Evolution Explorer. The star's dusty outer layers are unraveling into space, glowing from the intense ultraviolet radiation being pumped out by

Beginning of a new era  NASA - SpaceX Launches to the International Space Station

NASA ~ Image Of the Day SpaceX Launches to the International Space Station Space Launch Complex 40 on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida is illuminated by a Falcon 9 rocket as it lifts off at p. EDT carrying a Dragon caps.

Nasa has some amazing images taken from the ISS, The space shuttle, Voyagers I and II, The Hubble Telescope.

Our Milky Way is a dusty place. So dusty, in fact, that we cannot see the center of the galaxy in visible light. But when NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope set its infrared eyes on the galactic center, it captured this spectacular view.