jan 242013
 
Anne's Picture of the Day: Lenticular Galaxy NGC 1277

January 24, 2013 NGC 1277, a galaxy with an extremely massive black hole Image Credit: NASA / ESA / Andrew C. Fabian / Remco C. E. van den Bosch (Max Planck Institute for Astronomy) NGC 1277 is a small, flattened lenticular galaxy of roughly 25,000 light-years across, located about 220 million light-years away in the [continue reading]

jan 072013
 
Anne's Picture of the Day: Galaxy NGC 5078

January 7, 2013 NGC 5078, a lenticular galaxy in Hydra Image Credit & Copyright: Robert Gendler (http://www.robgendlerastropics.com) NGC 5078 is a large edge-on lenticular (lens-shaped) galaxy that lies just northwest of the Southern Pinwheel Galaxy (M83), some 94 million light-years away in the constellation of Hydra, while speeding away from us at roughly 2168 kilometers [continue reading]