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]

mei 312013
Anne's Picture of the Day: Gas Cloud Hubble-X

May 31, 2013 Hubble-X, a glowing gas cloud in Barnard’s Galaxy Image Credit: C. R. O’Dell (Vanderbilt University) et al., NASA and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA) Hubble-X, a glowing gas cloud of about 110 light-years across, is one of the most active star-forming regions within one of the Milky Way’s closest neighbors: the barred [continue reading]

apr 142013
Anne's Picture of the Day: Gas Cloud Hubble-V

April 14, 2013 Hubble-V, a glowing gas cloud in Barnard’s Galaxy Image Credit: C. R. O’Dell (Vanderbilt) et al., L. Bianchi (JHU) et al., Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA), NASA and ESA Hubble-V is a glowing gas cloud of about 200 light-years across within Barnard’s Galaxy (NGC 6822), which is located some 1.6 million light-years away [continue reading]

jan 152013
Huge Supply of Pristine Gas around Modern Galaxies Found

  Galaxies have a voracious appetite for fuel — in this case, fresh gas — but astronomers have had difficulty finding the pristine gas that should be falling onto galaxies. Now, scientists have provided direct empirical evidence for these gas flows using new observations from the Hubble Space Telescope. The team led by Nicolas Lehner, [continue reading]

jan 132013
Nearby Dwarf Galaxy and Possible Protogalaxy Discovered

  Peering deep into the dim edges of the distorted Pinwheel Galaxy in the constellation Ursa Major (the Great Bear), astronomers at Case Western Reserve University and their colleagues have discovered a faint dwarf galaxy and another possible young dwarf caught before it had a chance to form any stars. The Pinwheel Galaxy. Image Credit & [continue reading]