dec 292013
Anne's Image of the Day: elliptical galaxy Messier 105

December 29, 2013 Messier 105, an elliptical galaxy in Leo Image Credit: Karl Gebhardt (University of Michigan), Tod Lauer (NOAO), and NASA Messier 105 (also known as NGC 3379) is an elliptical galaxy of some 55,000 light-years across, located about 34 million light-years away from Earth in the constellation of Leo (the Lion), while it [continue reading]

sep 162013
Anne's Image of the Day: Spiral Galaxy Messier 96

September 16, 2013 Messier 96, a spiral galaxy in Leo Image Credit & Copyright: Adam Block ( Acknowledgement: R. Jay GaBany ( Messier 96 (also known as NGC 3368) is an intermediate spiral galaxy of some 100,000 light-years across (about the size of our Milky Way), located about 31 million light-years away from Earth in [continue reading]

jun 012013
Anne's Picture of the Day: Interacting Galaxies NGC 3169/66

June 1, 2013 NGC 3169 and NGC 3166, interacting galaxies in Sextans Image Credit & Copyright: Adam Block/Mount Lemmon SkyCenter/University of Arizona ( NGC 3169 (left) and NGC 3166 (right) are two interacting spiral galaxies, located some 70 – 75 million light-years away in the constellation of Sextans (the Sextant). The picture spans about 400,000 [continue reading]