apr 252014
 
Anne's Image of the Day: Dwarf Galaxy ESO 540-031

  April 25, 2014 ESO 540-031, a dwarf irregular galaxy in Cetus Image Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA Acknowledgement: Luca Limatola ESO 540-031 (also known as DDO 6 and UGCA 15) is a dwarf irregular galaxy of 6,800 x 3,800 light-years in diameter, located about 11.25 million light-years away from Earth in the constellation of Cetus (the [continue reading]

apr 042014
 
Anne's Image of the Day: Dwarf Galaxy NGC 7320

  April 4, 2014 NGC 7320, an unbarred spiral dwarf galaxy in Pegasus Image Credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble SM4 ERO Team NGC 7320 (also known as PGC 69270) is an unbarred spiral dwarf galaxy of some 30 thousand light-years across, located about 39 million light-years away from Earth in the northern constellation of [continue reading]

aug 192013
 
Dwarf Galaxy Caught Ramming Into a Large Spiral

  Observations with NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory have revealed a massive cloud of multimillion-degree gas in a galaxy about 60 million light-years from Earth. The hot gas cloud is likely caused by a collision between a dwarf galaxy and a much larger galaxy called NGC 1232. If confirmed, this discovery would mark the first time [continue reading]

jun 032013
 
Anne's Picture of the Day: Dwarf Galaxy ESO 318-13

June 3, 2013 ESO 318-13, a dwarf galaxy in Antlia Image Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA ESO 318-13 (also known as the Glitter Galaxy) is an oval-shaped irregular dwarf galaxy located roughly 20 to 30 million light-years away from Earth in the southern constellation of Antlia (the Pump). It is receding from us at approximately 720 [continue reading]

mei 282013
 
Anne's Picture of the Day: Interacting Galaxies NGC 1531/32

May 28, 2013 NGC 1531 and NGC 1532, interacting galaxies in Eridanus Image Credit & Copyright: Robert Gendler, Jan-Erik Ovaldsen, Allan Hornstrup, IDA; Image Processing: Robert Gendler (http://www.robgendlerastropics.com) NGC 1531 and NGC 1532 are a pair of interacting galaxies located about 55 million light-years away from Earth in the southern constellation of Eridanus (the River). [continue reading]

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]