News tagged with digital sky survey

The night sky in 37,440 exposures

Nick Risinger has always gazed up at the sky. But last year the amateur astronomer and photographer quit his day job as a Seattle marketing director and lugged six synchronized cameras about 60,000 miles to capture an image ...

dateMay 12, 2011 in Astronomy
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Celestial fireworks from dying stars (w/ video)

( -- This image of the nebula NGC 3582, which was captured at ESO's La Silla Observatory in Chile, shows giant loops of gas bearing a striking resemblance to solar prominences. These loops are thought to have ...

dateApr 13, 2011 in Astronomy
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Image: The Heart of a Rose

( -- This composite image shows the Rosette star formation region, located about 5,000 light years from Earth.

dateSep 08, 2010 in Astronomy
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Cluster collisions switch on radio halos

( -- This is a composite image of the northern part of the galaxy cluster Abell 1758, located about 3.2 billion light years from Earth, showing the effects of a collision between two smaller galaxy clusters.

dateAug 30, 2010 in Astronomy
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Opening up a colorful cosmic jewel box

( -- Star clusters are among the most visually alluring and astrophysically fascinating objects in the sky. One of the most spectacular nestles deep in the southern skies near the Southern Cross in the constellation ...

dateOct 29, 2009 in Astronomy
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Colors of Quasars Reveal a Dusty Universe

( -- The vast expanses of intergalactic space appear to be filled with a haze of tiny, smoke-like "dust" particles that dim the light from distant objects and subtly change their colors, according to a team of ...

dateFeb 26, 2009 in Astronomy
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