apr 162014
 
Anne's Image of the Day: Interacting Galaxies Arp 142

  April 16, 2014 Arp 142, a pair of interacting galaxies in Hydra Image Credit: NASA, ESA and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA) Arp 142 (also known as the Penguin with Egg) is a pair of interacting galaxies, containing the upper disturbed spiral galaxy NGC 2936 – hurrying away from us with approximately 6,989 kilometers [continue reading]

nov 112013
 
Anne's Image of the Day: Interacting Galaxies AM 1316-241

November 11, 2013 AM 1316-241, interacting galaxies in Hydra Image Credit: NASA, ESA, the Hubble Heritage (STScI/AURA)-ESA/Hubble Collaboration, and W. Keel (University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa) AM 1316-241 (also known as ESO 508-45) is a pair of overlapping interacting galaxies located some 350 – 400 million light-years away from Earth in the large constellation of Hydra [continue reading]

okt 102013
 
Orbital Ballet of Pluto's Moons Hint of Long-Ago Collisions

  A large impact 4 billion years ago may account for the puzzling orbital configuration among Pluto’s five known satellites, according to a new model developed by planetary scientists from Southwest Research Institute (SwRI). Pluto’s moonsystem. Image Credit: NASA/ESA Starting with Charon, Pluto’s nearest and largest moon, each of the successively more distant — and much [continue reading]

jul 232013
 
Anne's Image of the Day: Spiral Galaxy NGC 3393

July 23, 2013 NGC 3393, a spiral galaxy in Hydra Image Credit: NASA/STScI NGC 3393 is a barred spiral galaxy of some 9,800 light-years across, located about 160 million light-years away from Earth in the constellation of Hydra (Water snake). It is receding from us at approximately 3750 kilometers per second. Remarkable is that the [continue reading]

mei 272013
 
Anne's Picture of the Day: Planetary Nebula NGC 3242

May 27, 2013 NGC 3242, a planetary nebula in Hydra Image Credit: B. Balick (U. Washington) et al., WFPC2, HST, NASA NGC 3242 (also known as the Ghost of Jupiter) is a planetary nebula located some 1,400 light-years away from Earth in the constellation of Hydra (the Water snake). The inner ring stretches to around [continue reading]

mei 212013
 
Anne's Picture of the Day: Spiral Galaxy ESO 499-G37

May 21, 2013 ESO 499-G37, a spiral galaxy in Hydra Image Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA ESO 499-G37 (also known as UGCA 196) is a spiral galaxy that lies about 59 million light-years away from Earth in the southern border of the constellation of Hydra (Water Snake), while it is receding from us at approximately 955 [continue reading]