This artist's concept shows a galaxy with a supermassive black hole at its core. The black hole is shooting out jets of radio waves. New research led by theoretical astrophysicist David Garofalo of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif.
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
'Guiding Light to the Stars' by Mark Gee, Australia. The skies of the Southern Hemisphere offer a rich variety of astronomical highlights. (Mark Gee/ Royal Observatory’s Astronomy Photographer of the Year
a spiral galaxy located a mere 21 million light years away in Canes Venatici. It is a very active galaxy, due in part to the supermassive black hole that is thought to be in the center. Such a stunning picture.
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has captured an image of an unusual edge-on galaxy, ESO revealing remarkable details of its warped dusty disk and showing how colliding galaxies spawn the formation of new generations of stars.