Space Station View of the Full Moon : Expedition 48 Commander Jeff Williams of NASA took this photograph on June 21, 2016, from the International Space Station, writing, A spectacular rise of the full moon just before sunset while flying over western China.
The SOMBRERO GALAXY is an unbarred spiral galaxy in the Virgo constellation. It is located 28 million light years from Earth.
It has a very bright nucleus and an unusually large bulge. The nucleus of a galaxy is located in the center, and the bulge is the “halo” of material/stars that are found around the nucleus. The shape of the bulge and the nucleus give the appearance of a sombrero.
There is a supermassive black hole located in the nucleus of this galaxy. Looking at the measured nearby galaxies, the Sombrero Galaxy has the largest black hole at its center. It is said that the mass of the black hole is 1 billion times the mass of the Sun.
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It arguably solves what planetary scientists had dubbed an “energy crisis” for gas giants like Jupiter: temperatures in their upper atmospheres soar much higher than can be explained by solar energy - especially given their vast distances from the Sun.
If the mysterious heat were generated by local sources, like Jupiter’s famous storm, then the conundrum would be solved - and these measurements are the first direct evidence of any such activity.
Study co-author Dr Tom Stallard, from the University of Leicester, said this was a major step forward in a “20-30 year odyssey” to try and understand heat flow on Jupiter.
“Ever since Voyager, we’ve had measurements of the temperature at the top of Jupiter’s atmosphere, and it’s been hot across the whole globe - from the poles, all the way to the equator,” he told the BBC.
M13 is one of the most prominent and best known globular clusters. Visible with binoculars in the constellation of Hercules, M13 is frequently one of the first objects found by curious sky gazers seeking celestials wonders beyond normal human vision. M13 is a colossal home to over 100,000 stars, spans over 150 light years across, lies over 20,000 light years distant, and is over 12 billion years old.
At the 1974 dedication of Arecibo Observatory, a radio message about Earth was sent in the direction of M13. The featured image in HDR, taken through a small telescope, spans an angular size just larger than a full Moon, whereas the inset image, taken by Hubble Space Telescope, zooms in on the central 0.04 degrees.