jun 272013
 
Anne's Picture of the Day: Interacting Galaxies The Grasshopper

June 27, 2013 The Grasshopper, a pair of interacting galaxies in Lynx Image Credit: NASA, ESA, the Hubble Heritage (STScI/AURA)-ESA/Hubble Collaboration, and A. Evans (University of Virginia, Charlottesville/NRAO/Stony Brook University) The Grasshopper (designated UGC 4881 or Arp 55) is a bright pair of interacting galaxies, located about 527 million light-years away from Earth in the [continue reading]

mrt 302013
 
Anne's Picture of the Day: Colliding Galaxies ESO 148-2

March 30, 2013 ESO 148-2, a pair of colliding galaxies in Tucana Image Credit: NASA, ESA, the Hubble Heritage (STScI/AURA)-ESA/Hubble Collaboration, and A. Evans (University of Virginia, Charlottesville/NRAO/Stony Brook University) ESO 148-2 (also known as ESO 148-IG002 or AM 2312-591) is a pair of interacting galaxies that lie around 550 million light-years from Earth in [continue reading]

mrt 122013
 
Extremely Rare Triple Quasar Discovered

  For only the second time in history, a team of scientists including Michele Fumagalli from the Carnegie Institution for Science in the United States have discovered an extremely rare triple quasar system. Their work is published in the Oxford University Press journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. An infrared image of the [continue reading]

jan 302013
 
Anne's Picture of the Day: Colliding Galaxies NGC 520

January 30, 2013 NGC 520, a pair of colliding galaxies in Pisces Image Credit: NASA, ESA, the Hubble Heritage (STScI/AURA)-ESA/Hubble Collaboration, and B. Whitmore (STScI) NGC 520 (also known as Arp 157) is a pair of highly disturbed colliding spiral galaxies of more than 100,000 light-years across, located some 90.7 million light-years away in the [continue reading]