An image of the galaxy Messier 82 compiling data from NASA's Chandra X-Ray Observatory, Hubble Space Telescope and Spitzer Space Telescope. The intermediate-mass black hole is the brightest object in the inset, at about 2 o'clock near the galaxy's center.
Observations of the IC 310 radio galaxy have revealed the first lightning flashes observed from a black hole, astronomers say. Credit: Valencian Universities Network for the Promotion of Research, Development and Innovation (RUVID)
The Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Core Observatory, a joint mission between NASA and JAXA, was launched last Thursday aboard a Japanese H-IIA rocket that blasted off from Japan's Tanegashima Space Center.