The Eagle Has Risen: Stellar Spire in the Eagle Nebula. A billowing tower of gas and dust rises from the stellar nursery known as the Eagle Nebula. This small piece of the Eagle Nebula is 57 trillion miles long trillion km).
The sparkling centerpiece of Hubble’s silver anniversary fireworks is a giant cluster of about stars called Westerlund Credits: NASA, ESA, the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA), A. Nota (ESA/STScI), and the Westerlund 2 Science Team
Picture of Messier 15 star cluster. More than stars gather in the cluster, which lies some light-years away in the constellation Pegasus. Astronomers suspect a large black hole hides at the center of the star cluster.
Researchers are attempting to create an Earth-size virtual instrument called the Event Horizon Telescope; a worldwide network of radio telescopes powerful enough to snap a picture of the supermassive black hole at the heart of our Milky Way galaxy.