"After the earth dies, some 5 billion years from now, after it’s burned to a crisp, or even swallowed by the Sun, there will be other worlds and stars and galaxies coming into being - and they will know nothing of a place once called Earth"
- Carl Sagan
Simulated view of a black hole in front of the Large Magellanic Cloud. The ratio between the black hole Schwarzschild radius and the observer distance to it is 1:9. Of note is the gravitational lensing effect known as an Einstein ring, which produces a set of two fairly bright and large but highly distorted images of the Cloud as compared to its actual angular size
Posted: November 9, 2013 • 5:48 PM With: 193 notes Filed Under: #im reading up on black holes im shaking w/ excitement #i dont #know #how anybody isn't so excited to be alive #space