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Shockwave of an exploding star seen for the first time in sky

Shockwave of an exploding star seen for the first time in sky

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Shockwave of an exploding star seen for the first time in sky exploding star - Over 75 million light-years away in the constellation of Virgo (The Virgin) lies NGC 4981 a spiral galaxy with a rather explosive past. NGC 4981 was discovered on 17 April 1784 by William Herschel, and subsequently documented in John Dreyer’s New General Catalogue. Over a century later, on 23 April 1968, the galaxy once again made it into the records when a Type la supernova — a stellar explosion in a binary star system — occurred within its confines: SN 1968I. SN 1968I, however, was not to be the galaxy’s only supernova. Decades later, the core collapse of a massive star led to supernova SN 2007c. This spectacular shot of NGC 4981 — not showing any of the supernovae explosions; the bright star visible in t
10 Most different galaxies names images Information and galaxies Facts

10 Most different galaxies names images Information and galaxies Facts

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The Porpoise Galaxy galaxies Facts   galaxies Fact.s ne look at the Porpoise Galaxy, or NGC 2936, will tell you exactly where the name comes from. It looks just like a dolphin, though some say it looks more like a penguin protecting an egg. In reality, this is a system of two galaxies: The “dolphin” is actually part of NG 2936, while the “egg” is called Arp 142. The dolphin portion used to be a spiral galaxy similar to the Milky Way, but the immense gravitational forces of the denser galaxy below has contorted its shape significantly. The dolphin’s “eye” is what used to be the spiral galaxy’s core. This galaxy is also within the Hydra constellation, and within a billion years or so, the pair will merge into one. For now, we’ll just enjoy the galactic equivalent of a clown making ball
Whirlpool Galaxy Images M51 | Messier 51

Whirlpool Galaxy Images M51 | Messier 51

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Whirlpool Galaxy Images  M51 Whirlpool Galaxy Images M51 Messier 51 Messier  51Messier  51Messier 51 Messier 51 Messier 51  The Whirlpool Galaxy, also known as Messier 51a, M51a, or NGC 5194, is an interacting grand-design spiral galaxy with a Seyfert 2 active galactic nucleus in the constellation Canes Venatici (the Hunting Dogs). It was the first galaxy to be classified as a spiral galaxy. Recently it was estimated to be 23 ± 4 million light-years from our Milky Way galaxy. Credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA) Credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA) infrared light | Sky Fireworks | galaxy Milky Way | Sky Fireworks Milky Way galaxy | infrared ligh | Awesome Nature |galaxy |spiral galaxies | NASA/ESA | cosmic | cosmic galaxy hair ruffling
A Misbehaving Spiral Galaxy Space Images

A Misbehaving Spiral Galaxy Space Images

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 A Misbehaving Spiral Galaxy regardless of its unassuming appearance, the edge on spiral galaxy captured in the left half of of this NASA/ESA Hubble space Telescope photograph is absolutely quite wonderful. Space in Images A Misbehaving Spiral Galaxy Located about one billion light-years in the constellation of Eridanus, this placing galaxy known as LO95 0313-192  has a spiral form similar to that of the Milky way. It has a big valuable bulge, and hands speckled with brightly sparkling gas mottled by means of thick traces of dim dirt. Its companion, sitting quite inside the right of the frame, is known as a substitute unpoetically as [LOY2001] J031549.8-190623. Jets! outburst of excellent heat fuel shifting at near the rate of mild have been related to the cores of giant elliptical
Galaxy gets a cosmic hair ruffling | ESA/Hubble

Galaxy gets a cosmic hair ruffling | ESA/Hubble

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Galaxy gets a cosmic hair ruffling ESA/Hubble Galaxy gets a cosmic hair ruffling | cosmic | infrared light | Milky Way galaxy  | cosmic galaxy hair ruffling  cosmic hair ruffling | ESA/Hubble & NASA From objects as small as Newton's apple to those as large as a galaxy no physical body is free from the stern bonds of gravity, as evidenced in this stunning picture captured by the Wide Field Camera 3 and Advanced Camera for Surveys onboard the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. Galaxy gets a cosmic hair ruffling | ESA/Hubble Here we see two spiral galaxies engaged in a cosmic tug-of-war but in this contest, there will be no winner. The structures of both objects are slowly distorted to resemble new forms, and in some cases, merge together to form new, super galaxies. This parti
Ancient Galaxies Have Very Little Dark Matter

Ancient Galaxies Have Very Little Dark Matter

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Ancient Galaxies Have Very Little Dark Matter (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); younger spiral Ancient Galaxies Ancient Galaxies  New observations by an international team of astronomers’ show that huge galaxies created some 10 billion years ago, during a peak in galaxy formation, were comprised of mostly baryonic or normal matter and very little of the mysterious dark matter that tends to dominate much younger galaxies and cool galaxies The astronomers led by Germany’s Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics made their findings after measuring the rotation of six massive and distant star-forming Ancient Galaxies. younger spiral Ancient Galaxies Using the European Southern Observatory’s (ESO) Very Large Telescope, the group of scientis
Pictures from space A Cosmic Tadpole

Pictures from space A Cosmic Tadpole

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A Cosmic Tadpole In this new image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, a firestorm of star birth is lighting up one end of the diminutive galaxy LEDA 36252 also known as Kiso 5649. The galaxy is a member of a class of galaxies called “tadpoles” because of their bright heads and elongated tails. This galaxy resides relatively nearby, at a distance of 80 million light-years Tadpoles are rare in the local Universe but common in the distant Universe, suggesting that many galaxies pass through a phase like this as they evolve. Credit: NASA, ESA, and D. Elmegreen (Vassar College), B. Elmegreen (IBM’s Thomas J. Watson Research Center), J. Almeida, C. Munoz-Tunon, and M. Filho (Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias), J. Mendez-Abreu (University of St. Andrews), J. Gallagher (University of
Galaxy with a Bad Hair Day

Galaxy with a Bad Hair Day

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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 centre of the galaxies, was only revealed in these observations from Hubble’s Wide Field Camera 3 and Advanced Camera for Surveys. NGC 6240 lies 400 million light-years away in the constellation of Ophiuchus (The Serpent Holder). This galaxy has an elongated shape with branching wisps, loops and tails. This mess of gas, dust and stars bears more than a passing resemblance to a butterfly and, though perhaps less conventionally beautiful, a lobster. This bizarrely-shaped galaxy did not begin i
Galaxies Merging Creates Tails of Star Birth

Galaxies Merging Creates Tails of Star Birth

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Not surprisingly, interacting galaxies have a dramatic effect on each other. Studies have revealed that as galaxies approach one another massive amounts of gas are pulled from each galaxy towards the center of the other until ultimately, the two merge into one massive galaxy. NGC 2623 is in the late stages of the merging process, with the centers of the original galaxy pair now merged into one nucleus, but stretching out from the center are two tidal tails of young stars, a strong indicator that a merger has taken place. During such a collision, the dramatic exchange of mass and gasses initiates star formation, seen here in both the tails. *The prominent lower tail is richly populated with bright star clusters*— 100 of them have been found in these observations. These star clusters
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