Messier Monday: The Youngest Star-Forming Region, The Trifid Nebula, M20

“Why I came here, I know not; where I shall go it is useless to inquire – in the midst of myriads of the living and the dead worlds, stars, systems, infinity, why should I be anxious about an atom?” –Lord Byron Welcome back to another Messier Monday here on Starts With a Bang! Messier’s … Read moreMessier Monday: The Youngest Star-Forming Region, The Trifid Nebula, M20

How can we see black holes?

“According to the special theory of relativity nothing can travel faster than light, so that if light cannot escape, nothing else can either. The result would be a black hole: a region of space-time from which it is not possible to escape to infinity.” –Stephen Hawking You may have encountered objects that are the same … Read moreHow can we see black holes?