Clump of active galactic cores that stretch 4 billion light-years from end to end. The structure is a light quasar group (LQG), a collection of extremely luminous Galactic Nulcei powered by supermassive central black holes.
Hubble captures view of “Mystic Mountain” The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image, which is even more dramatic than fiction, captures the chaotic activity atop a pillar of gas and dust, three light-years tall, which is being eaten away by the brilliant
This was taken after an amazing weekend in Tekapo, New Zealand. The small town is a dark sky reserve so as you look up, the views are some of the clearest you will ever see of the universe around us. Photo taken by Niall McKenna. ~Through the Lens~