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Credit: NASA/ESA and The Hubble Heritage Team Galaxy with a Bad Hair Day

Galaxy with a Bad Hair Day

Galaxy with a 'Bad Hair Day Galaxy with a Bad Hair Not all galaxies are neatly shaped, as this new NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image of NGC 6240 clearly demonstrates. Hubble previously released an image of this galaxy back in 2008, but the knotted region, shown here in a pinky-red hue at the

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Pacific golden plover | nature magazine

Pacific golden plover The Pacific golden plover (Pluvialis fulva) is a medium-sized plover. The genus name is Latin and means relating to rain, from pluvia, "rain". It was believed that golden plovers flocked when rain was imminent. The species name fulva is Latin and refers to a tawny color. The 23–26 cm

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Saturn in Infrared from Cassini | NASA

Saturn in Infrared from Cassini Image Credit: NASA, JPL-Caltech, SSI.   Explanation: Many details of Saturn appear clearly in infrared light. Bands of clouds show great structure, including long stretching storms. Also quite striking in infrared is the unusual hexagonal cloud pattern surrounding Saturn's the North Pole. Each side of the dark hexagon spans

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Milky Way Galaxy

Sky Fireworks Milky Way Galaxy | Nature magazine

 From our vantage point in the Milky Way Galaxy, we see NGC 6946 face-on. The big beautiful spiral galaxy is located just 10 million light-years away, behind a veil of foreground dust and stars in the high and far-off constellation of Cepheus. From the core outward, the galaxy's colors change from the yellowish light of

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Tightly Wound Lenticular galaxy

Tightly Wound Lenticular galaxy Tightly wound, almost concentric, arms of dark dust encircle the bright nucleus of the otherwise nondescript galaxy, NGC 2787, in this image created by the Hubble Heritage team. Astronomer Marcella Carollo (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich) and collaborators used Hubble's Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 to

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Young Stars and Dusty Nebulae in Taurus | NASA

Explanation: Young Stars and Dusty Nebulae in Taurus. Young Stars and Dusty Nebulae in Taurus This complex of dusty nebulae lingers along the edge of the Taurus molecular cloud, a mere 450 light-years distant. Stars are forming on the cosmic scene. Composed of almost 40 hours of image data, the 2 degree

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Goldstone Deep Space Communications | NASA/ESA

Goldstone Deep Space Communications Radar images of asteroid 2014 JO25 were obtained in the early morning hours on Tuesday, with NASA's 70-meter (230-foot) antenna at the Goldstone Deep Space Communications Complex in California. The images reveal a peanut-shaped asteroid that rotates about once every five hours. The images have resolutions as

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