jul 062013
Anne's Image of the Day: Elliptical Galaxy SDSS J162702.56+432833.9

July 6, 2013 SDSS J162702.56+432833.9, an elliptical galaxy in Hercules Image Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA SDSS J162702.56+432833.9, also known as 2MASX J16270254+4328340, (why hasn’t it been given a proper name?) is a faint and diffuse elliptical galaxy, located roughly 500 million light-years away in the northern constellation of Hercules, while it is speeding away from us at [continue reading]