Can you identify the image at the top of the post?
It’s actually an elusive cosmic event. And I had to post it, along the animation from NASA, because it is pretty cool. For the first time, a black hole has been caught in the act of tearing apart and swallowing a star that got too close.
Do events like this one, and the announcement of the program Cosmos being produce again, ignite your interest in astro-physics/space/astronomy? Re-ignite? Were you always interested? Should events like this be flashpoints to promote science? How can they be further wedged into the reality show/pundit showcase/sports nation thick areas of the media?