mrt 152014
 
Anne's Image of the Day: The Large Magellanic Cloud

  March 15, 2014 The LMC, an irregular dwarf galaxy in Dorado Image Credit & Copyright: Robert Gendler The Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) is an irregular dwarf galaxy, and a satellite of our Milky Way galaxy. It is only some 14,000 light-years across , and is located about 163,000 light-years away from the Earth in [continue reading]

feb 162013
 
Alternative Gravity Theory Predicts Properties of Dwarf Galaxies

  Using modified laws of gravity, researchers from Case Western Reserve University and Weizmann Institute of Science closely predicted a key property measured in faint dwarf galaxies that are satellites of the nearby giant spiral galaxy Andromeda. The Andromeda Galaxy, our large neighbour galaxy. Image Credit & Copyright: Dieter Beer (http://www.starhopper.at) & Patrick Hochleitner (http://www.photonhunter.at) The [continue reading]

apr 092012
 
Russia Plans to Bind Satellite to Apophis Asteroid

Russia plans to send a satellite with a radio beacon to near-Earth asteroid of 99942 Apophis for finding out how big is a threat of its collision with Earth, the country’s Academy of Sciences said in its report on Saturday. Russia Plans to Bind Satellite to Apophis Asteroid  Credit: NASA PL-Caltech The asteroid is considered by [continue reading]