Black Hole Growth is Out of Sync (NASA, Chandra, 06/11/12)

New results based on the two objects shown here are challenging the prevailing ideas as to how supermassive black holes grow in the centers of galaxies. NGC 4342 and NGC 4291, the two galaxies in the study, are nearby in cosmic terms at distances of 75 million and 85 million light years respectively. In these composite images, X-rays from NASA’s … Read More

Throwback Thursday: Coronet Cluster (Archive: NASA, Chandra, 09/13/07)

Editor’s note: Happy Thursday! If everyone likes this feature, we’ll do a "throwback Thursday" theme here in our stream each week. For today, it seems appropriate to start with the very first image we ever posted to Flickr, way back in 2008… While perhaps not quite as well known as its star formation cousin of Orion, the Corona Australis region … Read More

Supernova N49 (NASA, Chandra, 11/29/2006)

Chandra is celebrating 10 years of operation. Here’s a bright beauty from 2006. This is a composite image of N49, the brightest supernova remnant in optical light in the Large Magellanic Cloud. The Chandra X-ray image (blue) shows million-degree gas in the center. Much cooler gas at the outer parts of the remnant is seen in the infrared image from … Read More

RCW 108: giovani stelle calde alimentano la nascita di nuove stelle

Nell’immagine a raggi-X prodotta dal telescopio spaziale Chandra sono visibili oltre 400 sorgenti di raggi-X (in blu). Molte di queste sorgenti sono giovani stelle che stanno producendo giganteschi brillamenti, così come accadde al Sole miliardi di anni fa. La sovrapposta immagine nella gamma dell’infrarosso prodotta dal telescopio spaziale Spitzer mostra in rosso e arancio le nubi di polveri e gas … Read More

Corbi Wall Decals Pleiades Seen through Nasa’s Spitzer Space Telescope – 48 inches x 48 inches – Peel and Stick Removable Graphic

Apply a WallMonkey graphic to your wall in minutes. Made from high quality materials using state-of-the-art production methods, WallMonkeys go where you go! Simply remove and re-apply. WallMonkeys paint-safe self-adhesive won’t leave any sticky residue behind. Available in a variety of sizes and prices, WallMonkeys are always a perfect fit. Have you measured your wall? WallMonkeys are printed on-demand, so … Read More

Smart Solar 3572ARM1 Welcome Gnome Solar Accent Light

Friendly welcome gnome with an integral solar panel that charges the Ni-Mh battery by day and illuminates at night for up to 8 hours on a full charge Product Features Durable and lightweight resin construction On/off switch to control light Welcome sign automatically illuminates at night Powered by integral solar panel Up to 8 hours of light each night when … Read More