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.
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
More #scifi #writing inspiration: The Heavens Afire. This is the Large Magellanic Cloud, which in this IR image looks like a massive cosmic fireball.
Infrared Portrait of the Large Magellanic Cloud. Image Credit: ESA / NASA / JPL-Caltech / STScI
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 Team, SSI, JPL, ESA, NASA
#Scifi #writing inspiration: The arms of the Grand Spiral Galaxy
Some more wondrous stellar imagery from NASA. What’s just as impressive as the visible cosmos is the INVISIBLE matter. Click the link to read more at the Astronomy Picture of the Day.
Grand Spiral Galaxy NGC 1232 Image Credit: FORS, 8.2-meter VLT Antu, ESO
#Scifi #writing inspiration: The corpse of a star. What remains when a star goes supernova. #sciencefiction
M1: The Crab Nebula from Hubble Image Credit: NASA, ESA, J. Hester, A. Loll (ASU); Acknowledgement: Davide De Martin (Skyfactory)
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…