Okt 202013
 
Anne's Image of the Day: Distorted Galaxy NGC 6745

October 20, 2013 NGC 6745, a distorted galaxy in Lyra Image Credit: Roger Lynds (KPNO/NOAO) et al., NASA/ESA and The Hubble Heritage Team STScI/AURA) NGC 6745 (also known as Bird’s Head and UGC 11391) is a distorted galaxy of some 85 thousand light-years across that lies about 206 million light-years away from Earth in the [continue reading]

Apr 192013
 
Three Super-Earths in 'Habitable Zone' Discovered

  NASA’s Kepler mission has discovered two new planetary systems that include three super-Earth-sized planets in the “habitable zone,” the range of distance from a star where the surface temperature of an orbiting planet might be suitable for liquid water. Relative sizes of Kepler habitable zone planets discovered as of April 18, 2013. Left to [continue reading]

Feb 272013
 
Anne's Picture of the Day: Globular Cluster Messier 56

February 27, 2013 Messier 56, a globular cluster in Lyra Image Credit: NASA & ESA, Acknowledgement: Gilles Chapdelaine Messier 56 (also known as NGC 6779) is a globular cluster of roughly 84 light-years across that lies about 32,900 light years away from the Earth, about 31,500 light-years from the Galactic Center and 4,800 light-years above [continue reading]