Tag Archives: Cosmology

Take a Look Around

Image credit & copyright: European Southern Observatory (ESO)/Surge Brunier (links below). With this post I’d like to address a question that’s been posed to me countless times by friends, family and those here on various social media pages. That question … Continue reading

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The Destruction of NGC 922

Image Credit & Copyright: NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. 150 million light years away lies the remains of a cosmic murder. It appears that as we see it, NGC 922 here was shot through the heart (cue the Bon Jovi music) … Continue reading

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Heart Broken NGC 922

Image Credit & Copyright: NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. 150 million light years away lies the remains of a cosmic murder. It appears that as we see it, NGC 922 here was (Cue the Bon Jovi music) shot through the heart … Continue reading

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A Long Time Ago In a Galaxy Far Far Away

Image credit & copyright: NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. Here’s a beautiful and interesting image from the Hubble Space Telescope of a pair of overlapping galaxies cataloged as 2MASX J00482185-2507365 but don’t let the boring name fool you because this duo … Continue reading

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The Coiled Galaxy

Image credit & copyright: European Southern Observatory (ESO). 50 million light years away in the southern constellation, Fornax (furnace) is this beautiful barred spiral galaxy cataloged as NGC 1097. The sweeping blue spiral arms dotted with pink star forming regions … Continue reading

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The Beautiful Face-On View of M74

Image Credit & copyright: NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. 32 million light years away in the constellation Pisces (Fish) is this beautifully structured spiral galaxy cataloged as Messier 74 (M74). What makes this galaxy special isn’t just its size but also … Continue reading

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Diamonds at the Feet of the Twins

Image Credit & Copyright: Mega Prime Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope (CFHT) Corporation. Sitting at the feet of the twins in the constellation Gemini are a beautifully contrasting pair of open star clusters. The beautiful blue hue of Messier 35 (M35) indicates young, … Continue reading

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