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Quasars: Brightest Objects in the Universe | Space.com This artist's concept illustrates a quasar, or feeding black hole, similar to APM 08279+5255, where astronomers discovered huge amounts of water vapor. Gas and dust likely form a torus around the central black hole, with clouds of charged gas above and below.  CREDIT: NASA/ESA

Quasars: Brightest Objects in the Universe | Space.com This artist's concept illustrates a quasar, or feeding black hole, similar to APM 08279+5255, where astronomers discovered huge amounts of water vapor. Gas and dust likely form a torus around the central black hole, with clouds of charged gas above and below. CREDIT: NASA/ESA

Friday, December 2, 2011: Two large coronal mass ejections (CMEs) occurred during November 12-14, 2011, as observed by STEREO Ahead spacecraft's coronagraph. A halo CME event took place first, during which the leading edge of the particle cloud expanded in an arc around the sun. The cloud headed  towards the Ahead spacecraft. In the second, larger event the bright cloud headed out into space and away from Earth. The coronagraph's black disk blocks out the sun, represented by the white circle

Friday, December 2, 2011: Two large coronal mass ejections (CMEs) occurred during November 12-14, 2011, as observed by STEREO Ahead spacecraft's coronagraph. A halo CME event took place first, during which the leading edge of the particle cloud expanded in an arc around the sun. The cloud headed towards the Ahead spacecraft. In the second, larger event the bright cloud headed out into space and away from Earth. The coronagraph's black disk blocks out the sun, represented by the white circle

Black holes are gigantic cosmic monsters, exotic objects whose gravity is so strong that not even light can escape their clutches. This is an artist's conception of a black hole in front of the Large Magellanic Cloud.

Black holes are gigantic cosmic monsters, exotic objects whose gravity is so strong that not even light can escape their clutches. This is an artist's conception of a black hole in front of the Large Magellanic Cloud.

In August of 2007, astronomers located a gigantic hole in the universe. This empty space, stretching nearly a billion light-years across, is devoid of any matter such as galaxies, stars, and gas, and neither does it contain the strange and mysterious dark matter, which can be detected but not seen. The large void in the Constellation Eridanus appears to be improbable given current cosmological models.  God told Job He was beyond the empty space... The Book of Job in the Holy Bible

In August of 2007, astronomers located a gigantic hole in the universe. This empty space, stretching nearly a billion light-years across, is devoid of any matter such as galaxies, stars, and gas, and neither does it contain the strange and mysterious dark matter, which can be detected but not seen. The large void in the Constellation Eridanus appears to be improbable given current cosmological models. God told Job He was beyond the empty space... The Book of Job in the Holy Bible

Enormous bright loops, ripples of doomed galaxies, and jet-like streaks are apparent in the central regions of the Perseus galaxy cluster shown above. The image reveals evidence of the turmoil that has wracked the cluster for hundreds of millions of years. One of the most massive objects in the universe, the cluster contains thousands of galaxies immersed in a vast cloud of multimillion degree gas with the mass equivalent of trillions of suns.

Enormous bright loops, ripples of doomed galaxies, and jet-like streaks are apparent in the central regions of the Perseus galaxy cluster shown above. The image reveals evidence of the turmoil that has wracked the cluster for hundreds of millions of years. One of the most massive objects in the universe, the cluster contains thousands of galaxies immersed in a vast cloud of multimillion degree gas with the mass equivalent of trillions of suns.

Baby Stars In Rosette cloud  This image from ESA's Herschel Observatory reveals the formation of previously unseen large stars, each one up to ten times the mass of our Sun.

Baby Stars In Rosette cloud This image from ESA's Herschel Observatory reveals the formation of previously unseen large stars, each one up to ten times the mass of our Sun.

GAS CLOUD BEING SUCKED INTO THE MILKY WAY’S BLACK HOLE Like other galaxies, the Milky Way has at its centre a black hole, known as Sagittarius A* (SgrA*). This black hole has the mass of four million...

GAS CLOUD BEING SUCKED INTO THE MILKY WAY’S BLACK HOLE Like other galaxies, the Milky Way has at its centre a black hole, known as Sagittarius A* (SgrA*). This black hole has the mass of four million...

entaurus A, also known as NGC 5128, is an active lenticular galaxy about 11 million light years distant from Earth in the Centaurus constellation. It contains young blue star clusters, huge gas clouds and dark dust lanes.  At the centre of all the activity in Centaurus A are what appears to be disks of matter being sucked into a super massive black hole which has a mass a billion times that of the Sun.

entaurus A, also known as NGC 5128, is an active lenticular galaxy about 11 million light years distant from Earth in the Centaurus constellation. It contains young blue star clusters, huge gas clouds and dark dust lanes. At the centre of all the activity in Centaurus A are what appears to be disks of matter being sucked into a super massive black hole which has a mass a billion times that of the Sun.

Black holes are some of the most mysterious objects in the universe — what is left behind after a star has collapsed. NASA has compiled several dramatic images of what are believed to be black holes in space.

Black holes are some of the most mysterious objects in the universe — what is left behind after a star has collapsed. NASA has compiled several dramatic images of what are believed to be black holes in space.

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