Hi some questions have been plaguing me when I look up at the sky. 1) Does anything exist between galaxies? Are there any lonely stars, blackholes, rocks, planets,gas or anything between galaxies. Or do these things only form within galaxies? 2) I know about blackholes, but I can't really be sure about how they look. I know they are coned shape from pictures I have seen, and that you can't actually see them, but you can see the effects around them, and the x-rays they emit. So if I were to stand infront of a black hole it would be the shape of a circle. If i stood on the side I would see a cone. If i stood behind it would I see a circle with a point in the middle? Are blackholes rips in NOTHING? Or is space actually a material? 3) Are all the stars that I am looking at actually really there or is it possible that some of them are so far away that the star is dead but the light is still heading in my direction. 4)How do astronomers take pictures of distant galaxies? From the vantage point on Earth towards the different galaxies wouldn't something get in the way of the shot? Like a star or a planet? If they could take pictures of things that far away how come we never see close ups of planets like really close as if I were to look at the ground right now. 5)..coming soon THANKS!! please no flamming.