News tagged with spiral galaxy

Transforming galaxies

( -- Many of the Universe's galaxies are like our own, displaying beautiful spiral arms wrapping around a bright nucleus. Examples in this stunning image, taken with the Wide Field Camera 3 on the NASA/ESA Hubble ...

dateFeb 13, 2012 in Astronomy
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A 'Rose' made of galaxies

( -- In celebration of the twenty-first anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope's deployment in April 2011, astronomers at the Space Telescope Science Institute pointed Hubble's eye to an especially photogenic ...

dateDec 21, 2011 in Astronomy
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Space image: Spiral galaxy

( -- Resembling festive lights on a holiday wreath, this NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image of the nearby spiral galaxy M74 is an iconic reminder of the impending season. Bright knots of glowing gas light up ...

dateDec 19, 2011 in Astronomy
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A galaxy cluster gets sloshed

( -- Like wine in a glass, vast clouds of hot gas are sloshing back and forth in Abell 2052, a galaxy cluster located about 480 million light years from Earth. X-ray data (blue) from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory ...

dateDec 14, 2011 in Astronomy
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A star with spiral arms

For more than four hundred years, astronomers have used telescopes to study the great variety of stars in our galaxy. Millions of distant suns have been catalogued. There are dwarf stars, giant stars, dead stars, exploding ...

dateNov 01, 2011 in Astronomy
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Galaxy caught blowing bubbles

( -- Hubble's famous images of galaxies typically show elegant spirals or soft-edged ellipses. But these neat forms are only representative of large galaxies. Smaller galaxies like the dwarf irregular galaxy Holmberg ...

dateSep 29, 2011 in Astronomy
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