mei 262013
 
Anne's Picture of the Day: Dwarf Galaxy Henize 2-10

May 26, 2013 Henize 2-10, a dwarf galaxy in Pyxis Image Credit: X-ray: (NASA/CXC/Virginia/A.Reines et al); Radio: (NRAO/AUI/NSF); Optical: (NASA/STScI) Henize 2-10 (also known as ESO 495- G 021) is an irregular shaped, compact blue dwarf galaxy of some 3,600 light-years across, located 34.24 million light-years away from Earth in the southern constellation of Pyxis [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]