Anne's Image of Today: Minkowski’s Footprint

Anne’s Image of Today: Minkowski’s Footprint

  July 16, 2014 Minkowski’s Footprint, a protoplanetary nebula in Cygnus Image Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA Minkowski’s Footprint [designated Minkowski 92 (M1-92) and IRAS 19343+2926] is a bipolar protoplanetary nebula, located about 8,000 light-years away from Earth in the northern constellation of Cygnus (the Swan), that features two vast onion-shaped structures on either side of a central [continue reading]

Anne's Image of Today: Spiral Galaxy NGC 7090

Anne’s Image of Today: Spiral Galaxy NGC 7090

  July 14, 2014 NGC 7090, a spiral galaxy in Indus Image Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA; Acknowledgement: R. Tugral Text: mostly by ESA/Hubble & NASA NGC 7090 is a spiral galaxy, probably a barred spiral galaxy, located about 27 million light-years away from Earth in the southern constellation of Indus (the Indian), while it is [continue reading]

Anne's Image of Today: Open Cluster NGC 411

Anne’s Image of Today: Open Cluster NGC 411

  July 10, 2014 NGC 411, an open star cluster in the SMC  Image Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA NGC 411 is a small open star cluster of about 1.5 billion years old in the Small Magellanic Cloud (SMC), a dwarf companion galaxy to our Milky Way, which is located some 200,000 light-years away from Earth [continue reading]

Anne's Image of Today: Spiral Galaxy NGC 300

Anne’s Image of Today: Spiral Galaxy NGC 300

  July 8, 2014 NGC 300, a spiral galaxy in Sculptor Image Credit & Copyright: ESO NGC 300 is a spiral galaxy that lies around 6.07 million light-years away from Earth in the southern constellation of Sculptor, while it is receding from us at about 144 kilometers per second. It is some 47 thousand light-years across, [continue reading]

Anne's Image of Today: The Phantom Streak Nebula

Anne’s Image of Today: The Phantom Streak Nebula

  July 3, 2014 The Phantom Streak Nebula, a planetary nebula in Aquila Image Credit: ESA/Hubble and NASA The Phantom Streak Nebula (NGC 6741) is a planetary nebula located some 7,000 light-years away in the northern constellation of Aquila (the Eagle). It is receding from us at approximately 42.9 kilometers per second. Although fairly bright, this [continue reading]

Nearby Earth-like planet found: Gliese 832c

Nearby Earth-like planet found: Gliese 832c

A University of New South Wale (UNSW)-led team of researchers has discovered a potentially habitable Earth-like planet that is only 16 light years away. An artist’s impression of the new planet and Earth. Image Credit: PHL, University of Puerto Rica, Arecibo The “super-Earth” planet, GJ 832c, takes 16 days to orbit its red-dwarf star, GJ [continue reading]