nov 242013
 
Anne's Image of the Day: The Manatee Nebula

November 24, 2013 The Manatee Nebula, a supernova remnant in Aquila Image Credits: NRAO/AUI/NSF, K. Golap, M. Goss; NASA’s Wide Field Survey Explorer (WISE) The Manatee Nebula (also known as W50 or SNR G039.7-02.0) is a supernova remnant of nearly 700 light-years across, located about 18,000 light-years away from Earth in the northern constellation of [continue reading]

okt 182013
 
Anne's Image of the Day: Spiral Galaxy NGC 7793

October 18, 2013 NGC 7793, an unbarred spiral galaxy in Sculptor Image Credit: ESO NGC 7793 (sometimes called Bond’s Galaxy) is an unbarred spiral galaxy of some 34,000 light-years across, located about 12.7 million light-years away from Earth in the small southern constellation Sculptor. It is receding form us at roughly 230 kilometers per second. [continue reading]