The Twin Jet Nebula

The Twin Jet Nebula – ESA/Hubble | Nature Magazine

  The Twin Jet Nebula The Twin Jet Nebula, or PN M2-9, is a striking sample of a bipolar planetary nebula. Bipolar planetary nebulae are shaped when the central object is not a single star, but a binary system, Studies have shown that the nebula’s size rises with time, and measurements of this rate of rise suggest that the stellar outburst that formed the parts occurred just 1200 years ago.   Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA Acknowledgement: Judy Schmidt ESA/Hubble | Nature Magazine

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Ancient Galaxies Have Very Little Dark Matter

Ancient Galaxies Have Very Little Dark Matter 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

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Beautiful Galaxies

One of the Most Beautiful Galaxies in Our Skies | Nature magazine

Beautiful Galaxies very interesting facts about Galaxies The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope observes some of the most beautiful galaxies in our skies spirals sparkling with bright stellar nurseries (heic1403), violent duos ripping gas and stars away from one another as they tangle together (heic1311), and ethereal irregular galaxies that hang like flocks of birds suspended in the blackness of space (heic1114, heic1207). Most Beautiful Galaxies in Our Skies However, Beautiful Galaxies, like humans, are not all supermodels. This little spiral, known as NGC 4102, has a different kind of appeal, with its tightly wound spiral arms and understated, but charming, appearance. NGC 4102

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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 old stars in the center to young blue star clusters and reddish star forming regions along the loose, fragmented spiral arms. NGC 6946 is also bright in infrared light and rich in gas and dust, exhibiting a high star birth and death rate. In fact, since the early 20th century at least

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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 wide telescopic field of view includes some youthful T-Tauri class stars embedded in the remnants of their natal clouds at the right. Millions of years old and still going through stellar adolescence, the stars are variable in brightness and in the late phases of their gravitational collapse. Their

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Brahminy starling | nature magazine

    Brahminy starling The brahminy myna or brahminy starling (Sturnia pagodarum) is a member of the starling family of birds. It is usually seen in pairs or small flocks in open habitats on the plains of the Indian subcontinent. This myna is pale buff creamy with a black cap and a loose crest. The bill is yellow with a bluish base. The iris is pale and there is a bluish patch of skin around the eye. The outer tail feathers have white and the black primaries of the wings do not have any white patches. The adult male has

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