Astronomers Aim To Take First Picture of Black Hole

Taking a picture of a black hole, an object so gravitationally bound that not even photons of light can escape, sounds like an oxymoron, but astronomers this week will attempt to do just that.

What they’re hoping to glimpse is something called the “event horizon” — the swirl of matter and energy that are visible around the rim of the black hole just before it falls into the abyss.

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This is really incredible. Imagine the possibilities. Now this is #science inspiring #scifi.


So much incredible #scifi #writing inspiration out there. For today’s, how about a factory that makes stars? Thank you NASA!

From APOD. Cygnus-X: The Inner Workings of a Nearby Star Factory. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Harvard-Smithsonian CfA

There’s not a lot that can pass for #Fantasy, #scifi, and #horror #writing inspiration, but this one can: alien moon. I like this one in particular because the cover of my soon-to-be released novella has a moon on it.  Yes, I will be sharing that soon.

From NASA’s APOD: Saturn’s Iapetus: Painted Moon. Image Credit: Cassini Imaging TeamSSIJPLESANASA


A photo of Saturn taken by the NASA probe Voyager 1 on November 16, 1980.  The spacecraft, nearly 11 billion miles from the Sun, will shortly become the first human-made object to leave the Solar System and enter a region of interstellar space dubbed “cosmic purgatory.”

Where no one has gone before.

(Photo: Voyager 1 / NASA via the Telegraph)

If this isn’t inspiration for #writing science fiction, I don’t know what is…