mrt 032014
 
Anne's Image of the Day: Merging Galaxies NGC 2623

  March 3, 2014 NGC 2623, two merging galaxies in Cancer Image Credit: Hubble Legacy Archive, ESA, NASA; Processing: Martin Pugh  NGC 2623 (also known as Arp 243) is a pair of merging galaxies of roughly 50,000 light-years across, located about 253 million light-years away from Earth in the northern constellation of Cancer (the Crab), [continue reading]

okt 052013
 
Anne's Image of the Day: Distorted Galaxy IRAS 23436+5257

October 5, 2013 IRAS 23436+5257, a distorted galaxy in Cassiopeia Image Credit: Judy Schmidt,  ESA, Hubble and NASA IRAS 23436+5257 is a bright distorted galaxy in the northern constellation of Cassiopeia, which is named after an arrogant, vain, and yet beautiful queen in Greek mythology. It is speeding away from us at about 10,233 kilometers [continue reading]

aug 092013
 
Anne's Image of the Day: Interacting Galaxies IC 1623

August 9, 2013 IC 1623, a pair of interacting galaxies in Cetus Image Credit: NASA, ESA, the Hubble Heritage (STScI/AURA)-ESA/Hubble Collaboration, and A. Evans (University of Virginia, Charlottesville/NRAO/Stony Brook University) IC 1623 (also known as Arp 236 or VV 114) is a pair of interacting galaxies located some 250 – 300 million light-years away from [continue reading]

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]

jul 042013
 
Anne's Image of the Day: Merging Galaxies Arp 220

July 4, 2013 Arp 220, merging galaxies in Serpens Image Credit: ESA/NASA and WikiSky Arp 220 is the result of a collision between two galaxies which are now in the process of merging, situated some 250 million light-years away from Earth in the northern constellation of Serpens (the Serpent). It is receding from us at [continue reading]

jun 272013
 
Anne's Picture of the Day: Interacting Galaxies The Grasshopper

June 27, 2013 The Grasshopper, a pair of interacting galaxies in Lynx Image Credit: NASA, ESA, the Hubble Heritage (STScI/AURA)-ESA/Hubble Collaboration, and A. Evans (University of Virginia, Charlottesville/NRAO/Stony Brook University) The Grasshopper (designated UGC 4881 or Arp 55) is a bright pair of interacting galaxies, located about 527 million light-years away from Earth in the [continue reading]