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 (http://skycenter.arizona.edu/gallery/Galaxies/NGC3166) 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]

jun 092012
Cosmic Dance Produces New Galaxy

  A “tidal” dwarf galaxy (TDG) has been detected by a team of astronomers from Queen’s University, the Royal Military College of Canada (RMCC) and their world-wide collaborators. The galaxies NGC 3169 (left) and NGC 3166 (right) in the constellation Leo. (The newly discovered baby-sized galaxy is not visible in this image, released on April [continue reading]