mrt 152014
 
Anne's Image of the Day: The Large Magellanic Cloud

  March 15, 2014 The LMC, an irregular dwarf galaxy in Dorado Image Credit & Copyright: Robert Gendler The Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) is an irregular dwarf galaxy, and a satellite of our Milky Way galaxy. It is only some 14,000 light-years across , and is located about 163,000 light-years away from the Earth in [continue reading]

sep 232013
 
Dating our Galaxy's Supermassive Black Hole

  A supermassive black hole lies at the heart of our galaxy. Fresh evidence suggests that it last erupted two million years ago. Astronomers have long suspected such an outburst occurred, but this is the first time they’ve been able to date it. An artist’s conception of a black hole generating a jet. Two million years [continue reading]