Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Space Race

Combining observations done with ESO's Very Large Telescope and NASA's Chandra X-ray telescope, astronomers have uncovered the most powerful pair of jets ever seen from a stellar black hole. The black hole blows a huge bubble of hot gas, 1,000 light-years across or twice as large and tens of times more powerful than the other such microquasars. The stellar black hole belongs to a binary system as pictured in this artist's impression. 

Earth



Endeavour -backdrop of Earth's horizon prior to docking with the International Space Station - pic by an Expedition 22 crew  February 9, 2010  

11 comments:

  1. Really cool pictures, thanks!

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  2. Always forget the shuttle spends a lot of time 'upside down and backwards'

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  3. These are quite excellent, I love space pictures!

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  4. :) thanks for the space pron! I wish I was in the plane that got to see the last shuttle launch.

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  5. Great pics. I want to watch a sci-fi movie now

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  6. That first image is amazing.

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  7. "earth from the window" is amazing

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  8. Utter awesomeness. I just find these pics so uber awesome!

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  9. Ive always been interested with space. Theoretical Physics is quite interesting too.

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