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A spiral galaxy with a secret

(Phys.org)—The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope – with a little help from an amateur astronomer – has produced one of the best views yet of nearby spiral galaxy Messier 106. Located a little over 20 ...

Feb 05, 2013 4.7 / 5 (16) 1 | with audio podcast

Hubble image: Don't trust your eyes

(Phys.org)—The Universe loves to fool our eyes, giving the impression that celestial objects are located at the same distance from Earth. A good example can be seen in this spectacular image produced by ...

Dec 31, 2012 4.5 / 5 (13) 39 | with audio podcast

Hubble sees a galaxy hit a bullseye

(Phys.org)—Bright pink nebulae almost completely encircle a spiral galaxy in this NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image of NGC 922. The ring structure and the galaxy's distorted spiral shape result from ...

Dec 06, 2012 4.9 / 5 (7) 2 | with audio podcast

A family portrait of galaxies

(Phys.org)—Two very different galaxies feature in this family portrait taken by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, together forming a peculiar galaxy pair called Arp 116. The image shows the dramatic ...

Sep 06, 2012 5 / 5 (1) 10 | with audio podcast

Why is Earth so dry?

(Phys.org) -- With large swaths of oceans, rivers that snake for hundreds of miles, and behemoth glaciers near the north and south poles, Earth doesn't seem to have a water shortage. And yet, less than one ...

Jul 17, 2012 4.3 / 5 (16) 13 | with audio podcast