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Astrophotographer Michael Shainblum sent in a photo of the Milky Way over the White Mountains, California, created June 1, 2013.

Taken by Michael Shainblum, these are some amazing pictures that portrait nicely, in many ways, part of our galaxy. "My name is Michael Shainblum.

Black Hole

Black Holes Have Simple Feeding Habits (NASA, Chandra) ~ super-massive black hole is about 70 million times more massive than the Sun by NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center

Massive black hole

– Astronomers have discovered the exact location and makeup of a pair of supermassive black holes at the center of a collision of two galaxies more than 300 million light years away.

The hazy and aptly named Fine Ring Nebula, shown here, is an unusual planetary nebula. Planetary nebulae form when some dying stars, having expanded into a red giant phase, expel a shell of gas as they evolve into white dwarfs. Most planetary nebulae are either spherical or elliptical in shape, or bipolar (featuring two symmetric lobes of material).

Smoke Signals in Space The hazy and aptly named Fine Ring Nebula, shown here, is an unusual planetary nebula. Planetary nebulae form when some dying stars, having expanded into a red giant phase,.