Galaxies

Galaxy Twisted After Collision

ESO 510-G13 Galaxy

Twisted Galaxy ESO 510-G13

About 150,000 light years away, a cosmic collision is producing a twisted galaxy with a bright smooth central core.  In April of 2001, Hubble’s Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 was trained on a galaxy located in the southern constellation Hydra.  This galaxy is known as ESO 510-G13.

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M64 – The Black Eye Galaxy

M64 - The Black Eye Galaxy

M64 - The Black Eye Galaxy

M64, the Black Eye Galaxy is also known as the Sleeping Beauty Galaxy or the Evil Eye Galaxy.  There are a couple of interesting things about this spiral galaxy that lies approximately 17 million light-years away from Earth.

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Hubble Space Telescope’s Top 100 Images

Arp 273

Arp 273

I spend a lot of time browsing the Hubble archives getting lost in some of the most amazing images of objects in the universe.  Did you know that the Hubble Space Telescope has a Top 100 Images List?  Here you can find some of the best images that Hubble has ever brought to life.

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A Barred Spiral Galaxy in a Sea of Galaxies!

Barred Spiral Galaxy - NGC 3259

Barred Spiral Galaxy - NGC 3259

How many galaxies can you count in this picture?  This image of a barred spiral galaxy (NGC 3259) was released this week by the ESA/Hubble Team. What strikes me about this image is the sheer number of galaxies that appear to be surrounding this beautiful barred spiral galaxy.  It’s almost as if the barred spiral galaxy is adrift in a sea of galaxies.

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Red, White, and Blue Stellar Fireworks in Distant Galaxy

NGC 4449

NGC 4449

As Americans celebrate their Independence Day today, I thought we should look to the heavens to find a celestial celebration.  In the distant galaxy NGC 4449, you can find the colors red, white, and blue ablaze in new star forming regions which resemble fireworks!

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