Posts Tagged ‘galaxy’

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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Massive Black Hole Eats Galaxy Close to Earth!

Black Hole in Centaurus A

Massive Black Hole Eats Galaxy

It’s not every day that scientists find evidence that a massive black hole is  eating a galaxy.  It’s even cooler when the galaxy happens to be only 10 million light-years away from Earth!

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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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Violent Galactic Collision: Stephan’s Quintet

Stephan's Quintet

Violent Galactic Collision

What happens when galaxies get too close to one another?  Why a galactic collision of course!  Stephan’s Quintet happens to be a pretty violent one.

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