apr 202013
 
Anne's Picture of the Day: Spiral Galaxy NGC 5806

April 20, 2013 NGC 5806, a barred spiral galaxy in Virgo Image Credit: André van der Hoeven, ESA/Hubble & NASA NGC 5806 is a barred spiral galaxy of roughly 65,000 light-years across, located about 80 million light-years away from Earth in the constellation of Virgo (the Virgin) while it is receding from us at approximately [continue reading]

apr 152013
 
Anne's Picture of the Day: Spiral Galaxy NGC 4402

April 15, 2013 NGC 4402, an edge-on spiral galaxy in Virgo Image Credit: NASA/ESA and Wikisky NGC 4402 is an edge-on spiral galaxy of about 55 thousand light-years across, located some 55 million light-years away from Earth in the constellation of Virgo, while it is receding from us at approximately 232 kilometers per second. It [continue reading]

mrt 242013
 
Anne's Picture of the Day: Spiral Galaxy NGC 4700

March 24, 2013 NGC 4700, a barred spiral galaxy in Virgo Image Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA NGC 4700 is a barred spiral galaxy that lies about 50 million light-years away in the constellation of Virgo (the Virgin), while it is moving away from us at roughly 1435 kilometers per second, due to the expansion of [continue reading]

mrt 202013
 
Anne's Picture of the Day: Spiral Galaxy NGC 4639

March 20, 2013 NGC 4639, a barred spiral galaxy in Virgo Image Credit: A. Sandage (Carnegie Observatories), A. Saha (Space Telescope Science Institute), G.A. Tammann, and L. Labhardt (Astronomical Institute, University of Basel), F.D. Macchetto and N. Panagia (Space Telescope Science Institute and European Space Agency) and NASA NGC 4639 is a barred spiral galaxy [continue reading]

feb 142013
 
Anne's Picture of the Day: Triplet of Galaxies Arp 274

February 14, 2013 Arp 274, a triplet of galaxies in Virgo Image Credit: NASA, ESA, M. Livio and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA) Especially for Valentine’s Day: Two Lovers and their Little Baby Happy Valentine’s Day Everyone!!   Arp 274 (also known as the NGC 5679 group) is a triplet of galaxies that span about [continue reading]

feb 082013
 
Anne's Picture of the Day: Interacting Galaxies Arp 116

February 8, 2012 Arp 116, a pair of interacting galaxies in Virgo Image Credit & Copyright: Adam Block/Mount Lemmon SkyCenter/University of Arizona  (http://skycenter.arizona.edu/gallery) Arp 116 is a pair of interacting galaxies composed of a giant elliptical galaxy known as Messier 60, and a much smaller barred spiral galaxy, NGC 4647, located in the Virgo constellation. [continue reading]