jul 112013
 
Anne's Image of the Day: Galaxy Cluster Abell S740

July 11, 2013 Abell S740, a galaxy cluster in Centaurus Image Credit: John Blakeslee (Washington State University), NASA, ESA, and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA) Abell S740 is a galaxy cluster that lies about 476 million light-years away from Earth in the southern constellation of Centaurus (the Centaur), while it is receding from us at [continue reading]

apr 222013
 
Anne's Picture of the Day: Irregular Galaxy NGC 5253

April 22, 2013 NGC 5253, an irregular galaxy in Centaurus Image Credit: Nikolaus Sulzenauer/ESA/Hubble & NASA NGC 5253 is a small irregular galaxy – almost 100 times smaller than our own Milky Way galaxy – which is considered a dwarf starburst galaxy. It is located some 12 million light-years away from Earth in the southern [continue reading]

mrt 212013
 
Anne's Picture of the Day: Emission Nebula RCW 79

March 21, 2013 RCW 79, an emission nebula in Centaurus Image Credit: E. Churchwell (Univ. Wisconsin-Madison) et al., JPL-Caltech, NASA RCW 79 is an emission nebula, a star-forming region of about 70 light-years across that lies some 17,200 light-years from Earth in the southern constellation of Centaurus. This cosmic bubble of ionized hydrogen gas and [continue reading]

mrt 122013
 
Anne's Picture of the Day: The Boomerang Nebula

March 12, 2013 The Boomerang Nebula, a protoplanetary nebula in Centaurus Image Credit: Hubble Heritage Team, STScI/AURA, ESA, NASA The Boomerang Nebula (also called the Bow Tie Nebula or the Centaurus Bipolar Nebula, and designated PGC 3074547) is a young bipolar protoplanetary nebula of about 2 light-years across, located some 5,000 light-years away from Earth [continue reading]

mrt 082013
 
Anne's Picture of the Day: The Blue Planetary Nebula

March 8, 2013 The Blue Planetary, a planetary nebula in Centaurus Image Credit: ESA/Hubble and NASA The Blue Planetary Nebula (NGC 3918) is a bright planetary nebula of some 0.3 light-year across that lies about 4,900 light-years from Earth in the constellation of Centaurus. It is approaching us at roughly 17 kilometers per second, while [continue reading]

feb 122013
 
Anne's Picture of the Day: Spiral Galaxy ESO 269-G57

February 12, 2013 ESO 269-G57, a huge spiral galaxy in Centaurus Image Credit: ESO / Henri Boffin ESO 269-G57 is a huge barred spiral galaxy of nearly 200,000 light-years across (almost twice as large as our Milky Way galaxy!), located some 155 million light-years away towards the southern constellation of Centaurus (the Centaur), in the [continue reading]