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.
#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)
#scifi #writing #inspiration: Light Echoes across the Milky Way. I’m beginning to think NASA has a resident artist on staff. Their recent pictures of the cosmos have been breathtaking.
Light Echoes from V838 Mon. Image Credit : NASA, ESA, H. E. Bond (STScI) (From APOD)
More #scifi #writing #inspiration from #NASA. A powerful image of the galaxy Centaurus A, at the center of which is thought to be a massive black hole. You can’t make this stuff up.
Across the Center of Centaurus A
Image Credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage (STScI/AURA) – ESA/Hubble Collaboration; Acknowledgement: R. O’Connell (U. Virginia)
#Scifi #writing inspiration. You HAVE to watch this NASA video. Experience flying over the earth, auroras & thunderstorms!
Around the World in 90 Minutes
Video Credit:(from NASA APOD) Expedition 28 & 29 Crews, ISAL, NASA’s JSC;
#Scifi #writing #inspiration. Another magnificent view of the Butterfly Nebula. These Hubble image are really making me want to write a #scifi story.
The Butterfly Nebula from Hubble
Image Credit: (From APOD) NASA, ESA, and the Hubble SM4 ERO Team
#SciFi #Writing inspiration: Into the arms of a beautiful spiral galaxy. A breathtaking image of M83, a galaxy in the constellation Hydra.
Image Credit: (From NASA’s APOD) Hubble Legacy Archive, ESA, NASA; Processing and additional imaging – Robert Gendler