nov 142012
 
Anne's Picture of the Day: The Triangulum Galaxy

November 14, 2012 The Triangulum Galaxy, a spiral galaxy in the Local Group Image Credit & Copyright: Robert Gendler (http://www.robgendlerastropics.com) The Triangulum Galaxy (catalogued as Messier 33 or NGC 598) is a spiral galaxy, located approximately 3 million light-years away in the constellation Triangulum. With a diameter of about 50,000 light years (half the diameter of [continue reading]

sep 242012
 
With Artificial Intelligence to the Origins of the Universe

  A team of astronomers, led by Francisco Kitaura from the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics in Potsdam (Germany), has succeeded to confine the cosmic origins of the distribution of galaxies sharper than ever before. Kitauras method could prove to be a breakthrough for the study of the evolution of the Universe on large scales, and the [continue reading]