European astronomers using using the XMM-Newton X-ray space telescope have captured a glimpse of an unprecedented rogue galaxy that's smashing through other galaxies at a rate of 814 miles (1,310 km) per second.
For the first time ever, astronomers have detected a pair of supermassive black holes at the center of an inactive galaxy. The unique objects were discovered because they ripped apart a star when the ESA's observatory just happened to be looking in the right direction.
The first time I saw this photo at the European Space Agency's XMM-Newton space telescope site I couldn't believe my eyes. It didn't look like any space structure I've seen before. It actually look like some kind of weird inter-dimensional portal.
The XMM-Newton space telescope has been really into dark and heavy stuff lately. No, the x-ray observatory didn't find its parents' old Black Sabbath albums — it found the most massive galactic cluster on record, a conglomerate of galaxies weighing more than 1,000 times as much as the Milky Way. The cluster's extreme…