Tag Archives: Spiral Galaxy

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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Mysteries of Messier 83

Image credit: NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. 15 million light years across space-time toward the constellation Hydra the serpent, you will find this beautiful 55,000 light year diameter mess of a star city cataloged as barred spiral galaxy, Messier 83 or … 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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NGC 3370 and Friends

Image credit: NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. Located roughly 98 million light years away in the constellation Leo is this beautiful grand design spiral galaxy cataloged as NGC 3370 shown here in amazing HD thanks to the orbiting legend in the … 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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Far Away and Long Ago

Image Credit & Copyright: NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. When the light from the galaxy in this image left and headed our way, the dinosaurs were still happily grazing on trees….and each other (depending on who you were). In fact they … Continue reading

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The Beautiful Structure of NGC 1433 (Zoom)

Images Credit & Copyright: NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope and ESO’s ALMA Observatory. At a distance of 32 million light years, this galaxy in the southern constellation of Dorado (The Dolphinfish) is a beautiful spiral galaxy with an outer ring of … Continue reading

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