The elders say, 'The longest road you're going to have to walk is from here to here. From your head to your heart.' But they also say you can't speak to the people as a leader unless you've made the return journey. From the heart back to the head.
43,000 Galaxies on a Map / the most complete map of our local universe to date. It took more that ten years to create, has 43,000 galaxies and extends out 380 million light years from the earth. The 3D coordinates of each galaxy was recorded so the raw data could potentially be used to build a realistic 3D model of the universe.
galaxy SMM J2135-0102. ESO lately released a photo of this newly discovered galaxy, which was found when astronomers were observing a massive galaxy cluster with the Atacama Pathfinder Experiment telescope. The galaxy is 10 billion ly away, and it is the brightest very distant galaxy ever seen at submillimeter wavelengths. Astronomers estimate the SMM J2135-0102 is producing stars at a rate that is equivalent to about 250 suns per year.
On August 31, 2012 the Sun threw a major tantrum. It started with a vast arc of material towering over its surface, a stream of plasma flowing between two sunspots. Sometimes these collapse back down to the Suns surface, but this one exploded, blasting hundreds of millions of tons of material out into space. SDO captured this ridiculously awesome picture of the arc just before it erupted!