New image reveals the 'gentle giant' at the heart of the Milky Way
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There is something about watching light spill over a new place, every aspect just waiting to be explored.
It reminds me of the concept in astronomy of first light, when a new telescope observes the universe for the first time.
Perhaps the most exciting aspect is that we live in a time where amazing firsts happen frequently -- and this week was filled with them.
Across the universeThis is the first image of Sagittarius A*, the supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy.
We have finally looked into the heart of our galaxy and uncovered a "gentle giant."
For the first time, astronomers captured an image of the supermassive black hole , called Sagittarius A*, at the center of the Milky Way.
The unprecedented image could pave the way for documenting the true motion of black holes, which could change our understanding of these extreme cosmic objects.
Unearthed in the Hell Creek Formation in North Dakota, it's one piece of the puzzle that re-creates that fateful day.
The births mark the first time this critically endangered species has reproduced in captivity, according to the Iranian Cheetah Society.
Lunar updateArabidopsis thaliana plants, commonly known as thale cress, are shown sprouting from lunar soil.
Scientists were able to grow plants in lunar soil, using samples collected during the Apollo missions, in a landmark experiment.