apr 072014
 
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]

dec 122013
 
Anne's Image of the Day: Galaxy Cluster Abell 1703

December 12, 2013 Abell 1703, a massive galaxy cluster Image Credit: NASA, ESA, and Johan Richard (Caltech, USA) Acknowledgement: Davide de Martin & James Long (ESA/Hubble) Abell 1703 is a massive galaxy cluster located some 3 billion light-years away from the Earth in the northern celestial hemisphere. It is speeding away from us at about [continue reading]

nov 152013
 
Anne's Image of the Day: The Coma Cluster of Galaxies

November 15, 2013 The Coma Cluster of Galaxies in Coma Berenices Image Credit & Copyright: Adam Block/Mount Lemmon SkyCenter/University of Arizona (http://skycenter.arizona.edu/gallery/Galaxies/ComaCluster) The Coma Cluster (also known as Abell 1656) is a large cluster of galaxies that contains over 1,000 identified galaxies in a region of about 2 million light-years across, located around 321 million [continue reading]

okt 262013
 
The Deepest Probe of the Universe Ever

  NASA’s Great Observatories are teaming up to look deeper into the Universe than ever before. With a boost from natural “zoom lenses” found in space, they should be able to uncover galaxies that are as much as 100 times fainter than what the Hubble, Spitzer, and Chandra space telescopes can typically see. Abell 2744 [continue reading]

sep 072013
 
Anne's Image of the Day: Galaxy Cluster Abell 2261

September 7, 2013 Abell 2261, a galaxy cluster in Hercules Image Credit: NASA, ESA, M. Postman (STScI), T. Lauer (NOAO), and the CLASH team Abell 2261 is a massive galaxy cluster that lies some three billion light-years away from Earth in the constellation of Hercules (after a Roman mythological hero). Abell 2261 is speeding away [continue reading]

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]