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Galaxy's Ring of Fire

Johnny Cash may have preferred this galaxy's burning ring of fire to the one he sang about falling into in his popular song. The "starburst ring" seen at center in red and yellow hues is not the product of ...

May 18, 2013 5 / 5 (5) 3 | with audio podcast

VISTA views a vast ball of stars

(Phys.org) -- A new image of Messier 55 from ESO's VISTA infrared survey telescope shows tens of thousands of stars crowded together like a swarm of bees. Besides being packed into a relatively small space, ...

May 09, 2012 3.7 / 5 (6) 15 | with audio podcast

Reflected glory

(PhysOrg.com) -- The nebula Messier 78 takes centre stage in this image taken with the Wide Field Imager on the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at the La Silla Observatory in Chile, while the stars powering the ...

Feb 16, 2011 4.2 / 5 (9) 0 | with audio podcast

A blast to chase

Possibly similar to what our own Milky Way looks like, Messier 100 is a grand design spiral galaxy that presents an intricate structure, with a bright core and two prominent arms, showing numerous young and ...

Feb 24, 2006 4.6 / 5 (8) 0

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