The BlackHoleCam

The Event Horizon Telescope Due to the immense gravity of black holes, imaging them directly is impossible with current technology.  With gravity so strong that not even light can escape, what do you image?  So far we’ve been able to detect the existence of black holes by measuring the dust,…

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The Huge LQG (Large Quasar Group)

The large quasar group is a massive group of quasars that spans over four billion light years.  When this structure was discovered in November of 2012, and after two months of rigorous verification, it was deemed the largest known structure in the universe.  Though no longer, as that title now…

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The Young Stars of NGC 7129

NGC7129 Young Star Cluster

The Young Stars of NGC 7129 This gorgeous loose cluster of stars holds youthful, energetic and youthful sun-like stars.  These stars, only a few million years old are creating the beautiful scenery you see here. The blue dust you see is simply just dust reflecting the starlight.  The red half-moon…

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Meteor Showers – Perseids Comet

Perseid Meteors over Mount Shasta

August is a Month for Meteor Showers This month, on the 11th and 12th will be the best time to witness the Perseid Meteor showers.  According to the article below, this year will be even better than last year during the month of August to witness this fantastic meteor shower….

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Our Local Supercluster – Laniakea Supercluster

Galactic Superclusters - The Laniakea Supercluster

The Largest Structures in the Universe – Superclusters Some of the largest structures in the universe are what’s called superclusters.  Superclusters are essentially clusters of galaxy clusters.  Confusing a little?  It doesn’t have to be.  Think of it this way, we have our galaxy, the Milky Way.  The Milky Way is…

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Flying Lizard Nebula – Stars Form in the SMC

NGC602 - The Flying Lizard Nebula

Small doesn’t always mean inactive… In one of the Milky Way’s companion galaxies, the Small Magellanic Cloud, lies a violent star forming region not discussed frequently.  Typically, we hear about the Tarantula Nebula (found in the Large Magellanic Cloud) who hosts some of the most massive stars found to date…

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