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Sunny Side Up

Sunny Side Up What may first appear as a sunny side up egg is actually NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope's face-on snapshot of the small spiral galaxy NGC 7742. But NGC 7742 is not a run-of-the-mill spiral galaxy. In fact, this spiral is known to be a Seyfert 2 active galaxy, a

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Spiral Galaxy

Spiral Galaxy a Key to the universe expansion rate | Spiral Galaxy

Spiral Galaxy a Key to the universe expansion rate This view from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows the beautiful spiral galaxy NGC 5584. This galaxy has played a key role in a new study that measures the expansion rate of the Universe to greater accuracy than ever before. NGC 5584 was

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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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Hubble Heritage Team (AURA/STScI/NASA/ESA)

dusty spiral galaxy amazing Picture | Hubble Heritage Team

dusty spiral galaxy amazing Picture In 1995, the majestic spiral galaxy NGC 4414 was galaxy pictures, by the Hubble Space Telescope as part of the HST Key Project on the Extragalactic Distance Scale. An international team of astronomers, led by Dr. Wendy Freedman of the Observatories of the Carnegie Institution of Washington,

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Galaxies Merging Creates Tails of Star Birth

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

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The Lure Of The Rings

ring of brilliant blue star clusters

The lure of the rings Resembling a diamond-encrusted bracelet, a ring of brilliant blue star clusters wraps around the yellowish nucleus of what was once a normal spiral galaxy in this new image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope (HST). This image is being released to commemorate the

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Cloaked in Red Collection of Small Baby Stars (NASA)

      red collection small baby stars Hubble image. This stunning new Hubble image shows a small part of the Large Magellanic Cloud, one of the closest galaxies to our own. This collection of small baby stars, most weighing less than the Sun, from a young stellar cluster known as LH63. This cluster is

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