nov 032013
 
Anne's Image of the Day: The Propeller Galaxy

November 3, 2013 The Propeller Galaxy, a barred spiral galaxy in Pegasus Image Credit & Copyright: Adam Block/Mount Lemmon SkyCenter/University of Arizona (http://skycenter.arizona.edu/gallery/galaxies/NGC7479) The Propeller Galaxy (NGC 7479) is a barred spiral galaxy located about 105 million light-years away from Earth in the northern constellation of Pegasus (the Winged Horse), while it is racing away [continue reading]

aug 042012
 
Supernovae Show Clumpy Structure

  A research group led by Dr. Masaomi Tanaka (NAOJ), Dr. Koji Kawabata (Hiroshima University), Dr. Takashi Hattori (NAOJ), and Dr. Keiichi Maeda (University of Tokyo, Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe) used the Faint Object Camera and Spectrograph (FOCAS) on the Subaru Telescope to conduct observations that revealed a clumpy [continue reading]