Anne's Image of the Day: Herbig–Haro objects HH1 and HH2

Anne’s Image of the Day: Herbig–Haro objects HH1 and HH2

  March 29, 2014 HH1 and HH2, gas jets from a proto-star in Orion Image Credit: J. Hester (Arizona State University), the WFPC 2 Team and NASA/ESA Herbig–Haro objects HH1 (left) and HH2 (right) are gas jets from a proto-star, located about 1,500 light-years away from Earth in the equatorial constellation of Orion (the Hunter), [continue reading]

Anne's Image of the Day: Spiral Galaxy IC 2560

Anne’s Image of the Day: Spiral Galaxy IC 2560

  March 27, 2014 IC 2560, a barred spiral galaxy in Antlia Image Credit: Nick Rose, ESA/Hubble & NASA IC 2560 is a barred spiral galaxy with a diameter of about 121,000 by 78,000 light-years, located over 110 million light-years away from Earth in the southern constellation of Antlia (the Air Pump). It is speeding [continue reading]

Anne's Image of the Day: Superbubble DEM L50

Anne’s Image of the Day: Superbubble DEM L50

  March 25, 2014 DEM L50, a superbubble in the LMC Image Credits: X-ray: NASA/CXC/Univ of Michigan/A.E.Jaskot; Optical: NOAO/CTIO/MCELS DEM L50 (also known as N186) is a superbubble of about 950 light-years across, located some 163,000 light-years away from Earth in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC), a satellite galaxy to our Milky Way, in the [continue reading]

Anne's Image of the Day: Elliptical Galaxy Messier 49

Anne’s Image of the Day: Elliptical Galaxy Messier 49

March 24, 2014 Messier 49, an elliptical galaxy in Virgo Image Credit: David W. Hogg, Michael R. Blanton, and the Sloan Digital Sky Survey Collaboration Messier 49 (also known as NGC 4472 and Arp 134) is an elliptical galaxy of some 160,000 light-years across, located about 56 million light-years away from Earth in the equatorial [continue reading]

Anne's Image of the Day: Spiral Galaxy NGC 4157

Anne’s Image of the Day: Spiral Galaxy NGC 4157

  March 22, 2014 NGC 4157, a barred spiral galaxy in Ursa Major Image Credit & Copyright: Adam Block/Mount Lemmon SkyCenter/University of Arizona (http://skycenter.arizona.edu/gallery/galaxies/ngc4157) NGC 4157 (also known as UGC 7183) is a barred spiral galaxy of some 105,000 light-years across (about the same size as our Milky Way galaxy), located about 35.6 million light-years [continue reading]

Anne's Image of the Day: Dust Pillar the "Spire"

Anne’s Image of the Day: Dust Pillar the “Spire”

  March 21, 2014 The Spire, a dust pillar in the Eagle Nebula Image Credit: NASA, ESA, and The Hubble Heritage Team STScI/AURA) The Spire is a pillar of cold gas and dust – looking like a winged fairy-tale creature poised on a pedestal – of about 9.5 light-years high within the Eagle Nebula (Messier [continue reading]