Top Ten Astronomy Pictures of 2010

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My personal Top 10 astronomy pictures of 2010:

Space tourism in 2013?

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The private spaceflight company Excalibur Almaz hopes to offer wealthy tourists one week orbital flights as early as 2013, on board former top-secret russian spacecrafts.
This space tourism project started in 2009; on January 5 this year, Excalibur Almaz retrieved two space station modules partly built in Russia during the 1970s. …

Black Holes – Part II

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In this second part of the article dedicated to black holes, I will describe how they are formed, as well as the different kinds of black holes the theory has been able to predict.
Formation of black holes
Two different processes can lead to the formation of a black hole: gravitational collapse, …

Create your own exoplanet

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The NASA and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory offer you to create your own planet, orbiting the star of your own choice.
How to create your planet
To become a planet creator, just head toward the Extreme Planet Makeover website. Using the options given at the bottom of the screen, you only have …

Black Holes – Part I

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Black holes are probably one of the most fascinating kinds of objects in the Universe for many people, may they be astrophysicists or not. They are often mentioned on the news (and not only science-related), and they have been of great inspiration in science-fiction. Recently, researchers even expected to observe …

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