Space has always mystified me in one way or another. Just thinking of what could possibly be out there gets me excited. One way of satisfying my curiosity about space is by watching documentaries, a lot of documentaries. Through these documentaries, I learn that space is not as serene as we perceive it to be. Every second, there is a star dying by way of a super nova, galaxies merge, black holes devouring anything and everything in its path, and stars emitting all kinds of radiation. However, watching these documentaries doesn’t satisfy my curiosity, it actually makes me want to learn more. Learning about stars made up of purely neutrons, planets where it rains molten iron, stars shooting out a burst of gamma radiation which can kill all life on earth in seconds, and as I read recently, “supermassive” black holes. While browsing through the news on Yahoo, this article caught my eye. It talks about a newly discovered black hole 17 billion times larger than the Sun. The name of the black hole is NGC 1277. As always, astronomers give these heavenly bodies weird names. This black hole lies in the center of a small galaxy 220 million light years away. The surprising this about this discovery is that the size of the black hole and the size of the galaxy it belongs to don’t correspond with modern theories on how galaxies are formed.