News tagged with large magellanic cloud

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 ...

May 12, 2011
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Hubble spots a celestial bauble (w/ Video)

(PhysOrg.com) -- The delicate shell, photographed by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, appears to float serenely in the depths of space, but this apparent calm hides an inner turmoil. The gaseous envelope ...

Dec 14, 2010
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Ambitious survey spots stellar nurseries

Astronomers scanning the skies as part of ESO's VISTA Magellanic Cloud survey have now obtained a spectacular picture of the Tarantula Nebula in our neighboring galaxy, the Large Magellanic Cloud. This panoramic ...

Aug 11, 2010
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Seeing a Stellar Explosion in 3D (w/ Video)

(PhysOrg.com) -- Astronomers using ESO’s Very Large Telescope have for the first time obtained a three-dimensional view of the distribution of the innermost material expelled by a recently exploded star. ...

Aug 04, 2010
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Hubble captures bubbles and baby stars (w/ Video)

A spectacular new NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image — one of the largest ever released of a star-forming region — highlights N11, part of a complex network of gas clouds and star clusters within our ...

Jun 22, 2010
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Death of a star in 3D

(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics in Garching have for the first time managed to reproduce the asymmetries and fast-moving iron clumps of observed supernovae by complex ...

May 11, 2010
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Supernova explosions stay in shape

At a very early age, children learn how to classify objects according to their shape. Now, new research suggests studying the shape of the aftermath of supernovas may allow astronomers to do the same.

Dec 17, 2009
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A curious pair of galaxies

The ESO Very Large Telescope has taken the best image ever of a strange and chaotic duo of interwoven galaxies. The images also contain some surprises -- interlopers both far and near.

Mar 16, 2009
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