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I don’t know know if I am entirely happy with how this piece turned out but I am quite proud of myself finally feeling brave enough to draw some space related stuff, cause I love astronomy so so much and black holes are my most favorite subject of all and I am looking forward to drawing more space art ahhh *w*

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At the heart of most, if not all, giant galaxies lies a supermassive black hole. When dust and gas falls into the central black hole, it heats up and emits intense radiation. Quasars, some of the brightest objects in the cosmos, are powered by these phenomena. In these artist’s impressions of a quasar, the rotating ring of matter, and powerful jets of particles thrown out at close to the speed of light can be seen.

Credit: ESA/Hubble (M. Kornmesser)

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So I decided to split my sona into 3 more, that can merge and become my main one haha

Quasar is the one with negative things such as depression, suicidal thoughts, loneliness, sadness, etc. etc.

Sol is the one with positive things such as mania, confidence, outgoing and happiness, etc. etc.

Void is the one with nothing. No emotions, they are just null.

When they all merge they become this;

A wormhole? A GIANT spaceship? An intergalactic disco? None, actually.

This is, believe it or not, a real photo taken by the Chandra x-ray observatory. The central object is a quasar, RX J1131-1231 (RX J1131 for short), located about 6 billion light years from Earth.

According to Chandra, “Gravitational lensing by an intervening elliptical galaxy has created four different images of the quasar, shown by the Chandra data in pink.”

It’s certainly one of the clearest images of this effect we’ve seen in a while, and one of the sparkliest!

More info at http://chandra.si.edu/photo/2014/rxj1131/

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In the night-light,
do you see what you
dream? All your travels,
are they all what they seem? Look around you,
then you may realize All the preachers,
all with their l i e s

This is for Rebs. You’ve been through a lot and yet you still stay strong. You’re a real inspiration Rebby. Don’t listen to all those haters calling you fake. True friends and fans will support you all the way .

rebornica

NGC 7319 is a galaxy in Pegasus, member of Stephan’s Quintet. Near the nucleus of NGC 7319 a quasar shines brightly. Quasars are generally described as being super luminous galaxies formed during the early universe, but the reason this quasar is so puzzling is that there is very little absorption of its light due to the effect of the gas and dust of NGC 7319. Perhaps, as some astronomers suggest, some quasars are actually the stripped cores of devoured galaxies that have been subsequently spit out by the surviving galaxy such as NGC 7319.

Many other galaxies seem to have a high number of detected quasars near them. This could be an observational bias or perhaps in this case the light of the quasar just happens to shine through a fortuitous window of NGC 7319.

More information: here.

Credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble SM4 ERO Team

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Quasar ghosts!

The ethereal wisps in these images were illuminated, perhaps briefly, by a blast of radiation from a quasar — a very luminous and compact region that surrounds a supermassive black hole at the centre of a galaxy. Galactic material falls inwards towards the central black hole, growing hotter and hotter, forming a bright and brilliant quasar with powerful jets of particles and energy beaming above and below the disc of infalling matter… The first object of this type was found in 2007 by Dutch schoolteacher Hanny van Arkel (heic1102). She discovered the ghostly structure in the online Galaxy Zoo project, a project enlisting the help of the public to classify more than a million galaxies catalogued in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS). The bizarre feature was dubbed Hanny’s Voorwerp (Dutch for Hanny’s object).

More on this at HubbleSite

Image credits: NASA, ESA, Galaxy Zoo Team and W. Keel (University of Alabama, USA)

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A newfound cluster of quasars challenges our most cosmic of expectations

“Quasars are normally very rare, well-separated objects, but for some reason there are four of them, all active at once, in a single region of space. What we’re seeing is very likely the formation of a large galaxy cluster, which itself isn’t so crazy. But the fact that we have four active, supermassive black holes all at once, powered by much more gas than our simulations and other observations tell us should be there, means we’ve got a mystery on our hands.”

Get a supermassive black hole feeding on matter, particularly on large amounts of cool, dense gas, and you’re likely to get a quasar: a luminous, active galaxy emitting radiation from the radio all the way up through the X-ray. Our best understanding and observations indicate that these objects should be rare, transient, and isolated; no more than two have ever been found close together before. Until this discovery, that is, where we just found four within a million light years of one another, posing a problem for our current theories of structure formation in the Universe.