New images captured by NASA's Chandra X-Ray Observatory suggests a rare explosion may have created our galaxy's youngest black hole. The new data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory suggest a highly distorted supernova remnant may contain the most recent black hole formed in the Milky Way galaxy. The remnant, called W49B, is about a thousand years old as seen from Earth and located about 26,000 light-years away.
The spectacular swirling arms and central bar of the Sculptor galaxy are revealed in this space #wallpaper from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. Also known as NGC 253, the Sculptor galaxy is part of a cluster of galaxies visible to observers in the Southern hemisphere.