A new black hole was just discovered located towards the center of the Milky Way. An enormous amount of high-energy X-rays, quickly rising, was detected by NASA’s Swift satellite, making its presence known. “Bright X-ray novae are so rare that they’re essentially once-a-mission events and this is the first one Swift has seen,” said Neil
Operation IceBridge is in its third year of annual campaigns in the Arctic and Antarctic, monitoring glaciers, ice sheets and sea ice. These images were taken on April 11, 2011, with the clear weather finally allowing these beautiful photos to be taken.