Tag Archives: Galaxy

What a Wonderful Mess

Image credit: NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. Go home dwarf, you’re drunk. No, I’m not talking about Tyrion Lannister though it would fit the description; I’m talking about this busy dwarf galaxy cataloged as UGC 8201, 15 million light years away … Continue reading

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ESA & Gaia Deliver!

Image credit: ESA/Gaia/DPAC. Launched on December 19, 2013, the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Gaia spacecraft has been hard at work observing, measuring and cataloging everything that it can and to say that its delivered would be an understatement. This mind … Continue reading

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NGC 5023; A Shower of Diamonds

Image credit & copyright: NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. This beautiful edge-on spiral galaxy may only be roughly half the size of our Milky Way but the resolution that Hubble delivers is just amazing. What’s great about this image is that … Continue reading

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How Far Away is the Milky Way’s Farthest Star?

Images credit & copyright: Uniview by SCISS Data: SOHO (ESA & NASA), John Bochanski (Haverford College) and Jackie Faherty (American Museum of Natural History and Carnegie Institute’s Department of Terrestrial Magnetism). The Milky Way, our home star city is a … Continue reading

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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 Beauty of NGC 1398

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

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Eternal Reflections

Image credit & copyright: David Kingham. There are certain images that, upon first seeing them make you stop for a moment in admiration. This image captured by David Kingham at Oxbow Bend on the Snake River in Wyoming’s Grand Teton … Continue reading

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