apr 072014
 
Anne's Image of the Day: Galaxy Cluster Abell 1689

  April 7, 2014 Abell 1689, a galaxy cluster in Virgo Image Credit: NASA, ESA, the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA), J. Blakeslee (NRC Herzberg Astrophysics Program, Dominion Astrophysical Observatory), and H. Ford (JHU) Abell 1689 is a galaxy cluster of some 2 million light-years across, located almost 2.5 billion light-years away in the constellation of [continue reading]

mrt 242014
 
Anne's Image of the Day: Elliptical Galaxy Messier 49

March 24, 2014 Messier 49, an elliptical galaxy in Virgo Image Credit: David W. Hogg, Michael R. Blanton, and the Sloan Digital Sky Survey Collaboration Messier 49 (also known as NGC 4472 and Arp 134) is an elliptical galaxy of some 160,000 light-years across, located about 56 million light-years away from Earth in the equatorial [continue reading]

dec 082013
 
Anne's Image of the Day: Spiral Galaxy Messier 90

December 8, 2013 Messier 90, a large spiral galaxy in Virgo Image Credit & Copyright: Paul and Daniel Koblas/NOAO/AURA/NSF/Adam Block/Mount Lemmon SkyCenter/University of Arizona (http://skycenter.arizona.edu/gallery) Messier 90 (also known as NGC 4569) is a large spiral galaxy of some 165 thousand light-years across, located about 60 million light-years away from Earth in the constellation of [continue reading]

nov 172013
 
Anne's Image of the Day: Messier 84 in Virgo

November 17, 2013 Messier 84, an elliptical or lenticular galaxy in Virgo Image Credit: Gary Bower, Richard Green (NOAO), the STIS Instrument Definition Team, and NASA/ESA Messier 84 (also known as NGC 4374) is either an elliptical galaxy, or a giant lenticular galaxy seen face-on, located some 60 million light-years away from Earth in the [continue reading]

aug 272013
 
Anne's Image of the Day: Spiral Galaxy Messier 58

August 27, 2013 Messier 58, a spiral galaxy in Virgo Image Credit & Copyright: Adam Block/Mount Lemmon SkyCenter/University of Arizona (http://skycenter.arizona.edu/gallery/Galaxies/M58) Messier 58 (also known as NGC 4579) is a barred spiral galaxy of some 107,000 light-years across with an estimated mass of 300 billion solar masses, located approximately 68 million light-years away from Earth [continue reading]

aug 162013
 
Anne's Image of the Day: elliptical galaxy IC 1101

August 16, 2013 IC 1101, the Largest Known Galaxy Image Credit: David A. Aguilar (CfA) IC 1101 is a supergiant elliptical galaxy of approximately 6 million light-years across, what makes it the largest known galaxy (as of 2013). It lies about 1.07 billion light-years away from Earth in the constellation of Virgo (the Virgin), while [continue reading]