aug 072013
 
Anne's Image of the Day: Globular Cluster Messier 14

August 7, 2013 Messier 14, a globular cluster in Ophiuchus Image Credit & Copyright: Robert Gendler (http://www.robgendlerastropics.com) Messier 14 (also known as NGC 6402) is a slightly elliptical globular cluster of about 100 light-years across, located some 30,300 light-years away from Earth in the constellation of Ophiuchus (the Serpent-bearer). It is one of Charles Messier’s [continue reading]

mrt 282013
 
Titanium Oxides Around a Giant Star Discovered

  Astronomers detect titanium oxide and titanium dioxide around the giant star VY Canis Majoris An international team of astronomers, including researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy and from the University of Cologne, successfully identified two titanium oxides in the extended atmosphere around a giant star. The object VY Canis Major is [continue reading]