Freedom Riders John Lewis and Jim Zwerg rest after being attacked in Montgomery, Alabama. May 20, 1961.
Sand mandala at Thikse Monastery, Ladakh, India.
Astronomers using data from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope and ground observation have found an unlikely object in an improbable place — a monster black hole lurking inside one of the tiniest galaxies ever known. The black hole is five times the mass of the one at the center of our Milky Way galaxy. It is inside one of the densest galaxies known to date — the M60-UCD1 dwarf galaxy that crams 140 million stars within a diameter of about 300 light-years, which is only 1/500th of our galaxy’s diameter.
If you lived inside this dwarf galaxy, the night sky would dazzle with at least 1 million stars visible to the naked eye. Our nighttime sky as seen from Earth’s surface shows 4,000 stars.
A quiet mosque in Palestine, 1926.Photograph by Jules Gervais Courtellemont, National Geographic Creative
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