News tagged with spiral galaxy

Pinwheeling across the sky

( —The face-on Pinwheel spiral galaxy is seen at ultraviolet wavelengths in this image taken by ESA's XMM-Newton space telescope.

dateJun 11, 2013 in Astronomy
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Galaxies fed by funnels of fuel

( —Computer simulations of galaxies growing over billions of years have revealed a likely scenario for how they feed: a cosmic version of swirly straws.

dateMay 24, 2013 in Astronomy
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New insights on how spiral galaxies get their arms

( —Spiral galaxies are some of the most beautiful and photogenic residents of the universe. Our own Milky Way is a spiral. Our solar system and Earth reside somewhere near one of its filamentous arms. And nearly ...

dateApr 02, 2013 in Astronomy
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Hubble observes the hidden depths of Messier 77

( —The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has captured this vivid image of spiral galaxy Messier 77, one of the most famous and well-studied galaxies in the sky. The patches of red across this image highlight pockets ...

dateMar 28, 2013 in Astronomy
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Hubble digs up galactic glow worm

( —This charming and bright galaxy, known as IRAS 23436+5257, was captured by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. It is located in the northern constellation of Cassiopeia, which is named after an arrogant, vain, ...

dateMar 25, 2013 in Astronomy
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Spiral beauty graced by fading supernova

( —About 35 million light-years from Earth, in the constellation of Eridanus (The River), lies the spiral galaxy NGC 1637. Back in 1999 the serene appearance of this galaxy was shattered by the appearance of a ...

dateMar 20, 2013 in Astronomy
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Hubble gazes on one ring to rule them all

( —Galaxies can take many forms—elliptical blobs, swirling spiral arms, bulges, and disks are all known components of the wide range of galaxies we have observed using telescopes like the NASA/ESA Hubble Space ...

dateMar 18, 2013 in Astronomy
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Blue bursts of hot young stars captured by Hubble

( —This image, speckled with blue, white and yellow light, shows part of the spiral galaxy IC 5052. Surrounded in the image by foreground stars in our own galaxy, and distant galaxies beyond, it emits a bright ...

dateMar 11, 2013 in Astronomy
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Gravitational telescope creates space invader mirage

(—The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope is one of the most powerful available to astronomers, but sometimes it too needs a helping hand. This comes in the form of Einstein's general theory of relativity, which makes ...

dateMar 05, 2013 in Astronomy
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