Category Archives: Galaxies

Barred Spiral Galaxy NGC 6217

Image credit & copyright: NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. This incredible image of barred spiral galaxy NGC 6217 was the first image captured by the Hubble Space Telescope after the completion of STS-125 Atlantis’s Hubble Servicing Mission 4 (HSM4). This galaxy … Continue reading

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Edge-On Galaxy NGC 4452

Image credit: NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. 60 million light years away in the constellation Virgo is this beautiful example of an edge-on spiral galaxy. NGC 4452 as its cataloged is roughly 35,000 light years in diameter which isn’t even half … Continue reading

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Galactic Sunflower

Image credit: NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. Located 27 million light years away in the constellation of Canes Venatici (the hunting dogs) is this beautiful spiral galaxy cataloged as Messier 63, the “Sunflower Galaxy.” In this close up view of the … Continue reading

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The Glow from Afar

Image credit & copyright: European Southern Observatory (ESO). Roughly 65 million light years is the 130,000 light year diameter spiral galaxy cataloged as NGC 1398. As is usually the case with catalogs, its generic name hides the true beauty of … Continue reading

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Emerald Lake

Image credit & copyright: Yuri Beletsky. Ever been to Chile’s Atacama Desert? I haven’t as of yet but Yuri Beletsky sure has and for years he’s been providing incredible imagery of the region. In this image we see our imposing … Continue reading

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Bioluminescence

Image credit & copyright: Benjamin Williamson. The coast of Main is one of the most beautiful locations that I’ve ever been to day or night. It’s a wonderful place the whole family can enjoy and as we see in this … Continue reading

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Oregon’s Coast Highway 101

Image credit & copyright: Jasman Mander. The Pacific Coast Highway from California to Washington State is, in my opinion the single most beautiful stretch of road in the country. If not the most beautiful, it’s certainly on the podium. This image … Continue reading

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