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    My Journey through the Astronomical Year

    Think of this as a "companion text" to this, the main web site. Not required reading, butI hope you'll find it interesting and helpful.

Yikes! NASA captures a space monster!

NASA’ reports that it’s “Spitzer Space Telescope has imaged a wild creature of the dark — a coiled galaxy with an eye-like object at its center.The ‘eye’ at the center of the galaxy is actually a monstrous black hole .” The image is below – click on it for a larger version. (The rumor tha the ate Mars isn’t true – for the truth about Mars see this post!)


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