Okay, so I found black holes, star nurserys, great big slabs of gamma radiation, neutron stars all through youtube and the lovely BBC.
Is there anything else people more knowledgeable then me can tell me about phenomena/stuff in space. I'm looking for scary, awesome, beautiful - but most importantly amazing.
I have a kid with a time/space machine, battling fate (so not quite hard sci-fi, more science fantasy). But these things in space, to me, not only make pretty amazing scenery, they can also cause complications that can add tension/action to the plot. I also would like to introduce myself and readers to things that are truely amazing about the universe
So - anyone know much about astronomy?

(thanks in advance)