jul 292014
 
Anne's Image of Today: Spiral Galaxy NGC 514

  July 29, 2014 NGC 514, an intermediate spiral galaxy in Pisces Image Credit: Curt Harris/NOAO/AURA/NSF and Adam Block/Mount Lemmon SkyCenter/University of Arizona (http://skycenter.arizona.edu/gallery) NGC 514 is an intermediate spiral galaxy, located about 95.9 million light-years away from Earth in the constellation of Pisces (the Fishes), while it is receding from us at approximately 2,472 kilometers per [continue reading]

jan 302013
 
Anne's Picture of the Day: Colliding Galaxies NGC 520

January 30, 2013 NGC 520, a pair of colliding galaxies in Pisces Image Credit: NASA, ESA, the Hubble Heritage (STScI/AURA)-ESA/Hubble Collaboration, and B. Whitmore (STScI) NGC 520 (also known as Arp 157) is a pair of highly disturbed colliding spiral galaxies of more than 100,000 light-years across, located some 90.7 million light-years away in the [continue reading]