Tag Archives: ESA

V838 Monocerotis Evolved

Image credit & copyright: I created these collages using NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope images.  Non-annotated version below. It was January 2, 2002: A new light appears in the constellation Monoceros that until this moment hadn’t even been known to exist.  … 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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Arianespace Ariane 5 Dual Payload Launch

Image credit & copyright: ESA/CNES/Arianespace of the VA236 launch. LAUNCH ALERT: Thursday, June 1, 2017 at 23:45 UTC (19:45 EDT) Arianespace will launch their massive heavy lift, Ariane 5 ECA rocket, designated VA237. This mission will deliver a dual payload … Continue reading

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An Image of What Was

Image credit & copyright: NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. A short thought that I wrote about five or so years ago when I bought my 8” Celestron telescope and aimed it at this object; the Eskimo Nebula. Object information below as … Continue reading

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The Beautifully Twisted M106

Photo Credit: NASA/ESA Hubble, Hubble Heritage team, Robert Gendler. Located relatively close (for a galaxy) at 23.5 million light years away in the constellation Canes Venatici, is this beautiful yet oddly shaped spiral galaxy named Messier 106 (M106). At first … Continue reading

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Arianespace Ariane 5 to Launch SGDC & Koreasat 7

Image credit & copyright: ESA of the VA233 launch. LAUNCH ALERT: DELAYED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. Arianespace will launch their massive heavy lift, Ariane 5 ECA rocket, designated VA236. This mission will deliver a dual payload of Geostationary Defense and Strategic Communications (SGDC) … Continue reading

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Globular Star Cluster NGC 1846

Image credit & copyright: NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. Globular star clusters are some of the most beautiful objects in the galaxy as well as some of the oldest objects in the galaxy. This cluster, NGC 1846 appears to be a … Continue reading

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