jul 082014
 
Anne's Image of Today: Spiral Galaxy NGC 300

  July 8, 2014 NGC 300, a spiral galaxy in Sculptor Image Credit & Copyright: ESO NGC 300 is a spiral galaxy that lies around 6.07 million light-years away from Earth in the southern constellation of Sculptor, while it is receding from us at about 144 kilometers per second. It is some 47 thousand light-years across, [continue reading]

jun 232014
 
Anne's Image of the Day: The WR 134 Ring Nebula

  June 23, 2014 The WR 134 Ring Nebula in Cygnus Image Credit & Copyright: Don Goldman, Astrodon Imaging The WR 134 Ring Nebula is a ring-like nebula of gas and dust of more than 50 light-years across, located about 6,000 light-years away from Earth in the northern constellation of Cygnus (the Swan). This image highlights [continue reading]

nov 082013
 
Anne's Image of the Day: Star Cluster R136

November 8, 2013 R136, a star cluster in the Tarantula Nebula Image Credit: F. Paresce (INAF-IASF), R. O’Connell (U. Virginia), ESA, Hubble & NASA R136, formally known as RMC 136 (Radcliffe obs., Magellanic Clouds), is a young, massive star cluster surrounded by glowing clouds of some 100 light-years across. It lies near the center of [continue reading]

okt 292013
 
Anne's Image of the Day: Interacting Galaxies NGC 4490 & 4485

October 29, 2013 NGC 4490 & 4485, interacting galaxies in Canes Venatici Image Credit & Copyright: Adam Block/Mount Lemmon SkyCenter/University of Arizona (http://skycenter.arizona.edu/gallery/Galaxies/NGC4490) NGC 4490 (left) and NGC 4485 (right) are two interacting galaxies, located some 40 – 50 million light-years away from Earth in the small northern constellation of Canes Venatici (the Hunting Dogs), [continue reading]

okt 192013
 
Two Cosmic Explosions Unveiled

  A team of researchers including Carnegie’s Mansi Kasliwal and John Mulchaey used a novel astronomical survey software system—the intermediate Palomar Transient Factory (iPTF)—to link a new stripped-envelope supernova, named iPTF13bvn, to the star from which it exploded. The iPTF team also pinpointed the first afterglow of an explosion called a gamma-ray burst that was [continue reading]

okt 072013
 
Anne's Image of the Day: Spiral Galaxy NGC 300

October 7, 2013 NGC 300, a spiral galaxy in Sculptor Image Credit & Copyright: J-P Metsävainio (http://astroanarchy.zenfolio.com) NGC 300 is a spiral galaxy that lies around 6.07 million light-years away from Earth in the southern constellation of Sculptor, while it is receding from us at about 144 kilometers per second. It is some 47 thousand [continue reading]