aug 152014
Anne's Image of Today: The Comet Galaxy

  August 15, 2014 The Comet Galaxy, a spiral galaxy in Sculptor Image Credit: NASA & ESA The Comet Galaxy is a spiral galaxy with a little more mass than our Milky Way galaxy, located 3.2 billion light-years away from Earth, within the galaxy cluster Abell 2667, in the small southern constellation of Sculptor. It was [continue reading]

apr 152013
Anne's Picture of the Day: Spiral Galaxy NGC 4402

April 15, 2013 NGC 4402, an edge-on spiral galaxy in Virgo Image Credit: NASA/ESA and Wikisky NGC 4402 is an edge-on spiral galaxy of about 55 thousand light-years across, located some 55 million light-years away from Earth in the constellation of Virgo, while it is receding from us at approximately 232 kilometers per second. It [continue reading]

jan 202013
No Galaxy Is An Island, Entire of Itself

  KIPAC scientists use X-ray observations show how galaxies shape their environment, and vice-versa   A major component of our understanding of galaxy evolution that has remained elusive is the influence of the local environment on the galaxy, especially when discussing galaxies in large clusters. Galaxy clusters, the largest gravitationally bound objects in the Universe, [continue reading]