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Learn about the Perseus meteor shower in this "The Universe: Backyard Astronomer" video. Every year beginning in July and peaking in August, the Perseus meteors begin in the swift-Tuttle comet and sail into earth's atmosphere.

Learn about the Perseus meteor shower in this "The Universe: Backyard Astronomer" video. Every year beginning in July and peaking in August, the Perseus meteors begin in the swift-Tuttle comet and sail into earth's atmosphere.

Black hole

In August of 2007 astronomers located a gigantic hole in the universe. This empty space, stretching nearly a billion light-years across, is devoid of any matter. A radical and controversial theory proposes that it is a "Universe-in-mass Black hole"

Astronomy

The Lagoon Nebula of Charles Messier’s “not a comet” list, the Lagoon Nebula is a cloud of ionized hydrogen estimated to be light years from earth. It can be seen with the naked eye as a gray/green patch in the constellation of Sagittarius.

Neutron Star Sparks Brightest Flare Recorded from Milky Way's Supermassive Black Hole 1/8/15

Neutron Star Sparks Brightest Flare Recorded from Milky Way's Supermassive Black Hole

First-time Perseid meteor photographer Barbara Matthews sent in a photo of a meteor taken in Nevada County, California from a vista point along Highway 20, on August 7, 2013.

First-time Perseid meteor photographer Barbara Matthews sent in a photo of a meteor taken in Nevada County, California from a vista point along Highway on August [Full Story: 2013 Perseid Meteor Shower Wows Stargazers

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Starburst Galaxy with a Superwind --- Image Credit & Copyright: Dietmar Hager, Torsten Grossmann

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