aug 222013
 
Stellar Winds Scatter Star-Forming Material

  A University of Alberta astrophysicist’s 3-D computer animation is helping an international research team get an unprecedented look at star-forming gases escaping from the nearby starburst galaxy NGC 253 (The Sculptor Galaxy).    UAlberta astrophysicist Erik Rosolowsky created this 3-D rendering of carbon monoxide in the starburst galaxy NGC 253 (The Sculptor Galaxy).    Since 2011, [continue reading]

jul 262013
 
The Sculptor Galaxy and the Limits to Galactic Growth

  Astronomers have long assumed that when a galaxy produces too many stars too quickly, it greatly reduces its capacity for producing stars in the future. Now, a group of astronomers that includes Fabian Walter from the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy were able to obtain the first detailed images of this type of self-limiting [continue reading]

feb 252013
 
Anne's Picture of the Day: The Sculptor Galaxy

February 25, 2013 The Sculptor Galaxy, a bright intermediate spiral galaxy Image Credit: ESO/IDA/Danish 1.5 m/ R. Gendler, U. G. Jørgensen, J. Skottfelt, K. Harpsøe The Sculptor Galaxy (also known as the Silver Dollar Galaxy or NGC 253) is a bright intermediate spiral galaxy of about 70 thousand light-years across that lies some 11,4 million light-years [continue reading]