Anne's Image of the Day: Globular Cluster Messier 92

Anne’s Image of the Day: Globular Cluster Messier 92

  April 19, 2014 Messier 92, a globular cluster in Hercules Image Credits: NASA, ESA, the Hubble Heritage Team and WikiSky’s snapshot tool Messier 92 (also known as NGC 6341) is a globular star cluster of some 109 light-years across. It is located about 26,700 light-years away from Earth in the northern constellation of Hercules, around [continue reading]

Anne's Image of the Day: Interacting Galaxies Arp 142

Anne’s Image of the Day: Interacting Galaxies Arp 142

  April 16, 2014 Arp 142, a pair of interacting galaxies in Hydra Image Credit: NASA, ESA and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA) Arp 142 (also known as the Penguin with Egg) is a pair of interacting galaxies, containing the upper disturbed spiral galaxy NGC 2936 – hurrying away from us with approximately 6,989 kilometers [continue reading]

Anne's Image of the Day: Supernova Remnant W49B

Anne’s Image of the Day: Supernova Remnant W49B

  April 14, 2014 W49B, a supernova remnant in Aquila Image Credits: X-ray: NASA/CXC/MIT/L.Lopez et al.; Infrared: Palomar; Radio: NSF/NRAO/VLA W49B (also known as SNR G043.3-00.2 or 3C 398) is a highly distorted supernova remnant of some 60 light years across – produced by a rare type of explosion – located somewhere between 26,000 and [continue reading]

Anne's Image of the Day: Galaxy Pair MRK 1034

Anne’s Image of the Day: Galaxy Pair MRK 1034

  April 9, 2014 MRK 1034, a galaxy pair in Triangulum Image Credit: Judy Schmidt, ESA/Hubble & NASA MRK 1034 (short for Markarian 1034) is an interacting galaxy pair that consists of two very similar spiral galaxies, named PGC 9071 (also known as Mrk 1034SW) and PGC 9074 (or Mrk 1034NE). The pair is located [continue reading]

Anne's Image of the Day: Planetary Nebula Abell 7

Anne’s Image of the Day: Planetary Nebula Abell 7

  April 8, 2014 Abell 7, an ancient planetary nebula in Lepus Image Credit & Copyright: Don Goldman, Astrodon Imaging Abell 7 (also known as PNG 215.5-30.8 and PK 215-30.1) is a very faint and old planetary nebula of about 8 light-years across, located some 1,800 light-years away from Earth in the southern constellation of [continue reading]

Anne's Image of the Day: Galaxy Cluster Abell 1689

Anne’s Image of the Day: Galaxy Cluster Abell 1689

  April 7, 2014 Abell 1689, a galaxy cluster in Virgo Image Credit: NASA, ESA, the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA), J. Blakeslee (NRC Herzberg Astrophysics Program, Dominion Astrophysical Observatory), and H. Ford (JHU) Abell 1689 is a galaxy cluster of some 2 million light-years across, located almost 2.5 billion light-years away in the constellation of [continue reading]