apr 092014
Anne's Image of the Day: Galaxy Pair MRK 1034

  April 9, 2014 MRK 1034, a galaxy pair in Triangulum Image Credit: Judy Schmidt, ESA/Hubble & NASA MRK 1034 (short for Markarian 1034) is an interacting galaxy pair that consists of two very similar spiral galaxies, named PGC 9071 (also known as Mrk 1034SW) and PGC 9074 (or Mrk 1034NE). The pair is located [continue reading]

jul 032013
Anne's Image of the Day: Emission Nebula NGC 604

July 3, 2013 NGC 604, an emission nebula in Messier 33 Image Credit: H. Yang (UIUC), J. Hester (ASU), HST/NASA/ESA NGC 604 is an emission nebula, a star-forming (H II) region of nearly 1,500 light-years across, located in a spiral arm of the Triangulum Galaxy (Messier 33), about 2.7 million light-years away from Earth in [continue reading]