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Erica Chap_5_galaxy
Erica Chapman

• 2 years ago

Arp 273 is a pair of galaxies 300 million light years away in the constellation Andromeda. UGC 1810, the larger of the two galaxies, has a disk that has been distorted into a rose shape due to the gravitational tidal pull of the companion galaxy below it, UGC 1813; it is thought that the smaller galaxy passed through the larger one. The image is a composite of Hubble Wide Field Camera 3 data taken on December 17, 2010.

Andromeda Galaxy

The first identified compact galaxy group, Stephan's Quintet is featured in this image from data drawn from the Hubble Legacy Archive. About 300 million light-years away, only four of these five galaxies are actually locked in a cosmic dance of close encounters. The odd man out is easy to spot. The interacting galaxies, have a yellowish cast. But the bluish galaxy, NGC 7320, is closer, just 40 million light-years away, and isn't part of the interacting group.

THE CORE OF OUR GALAXY, seen in infrared light by the Spitzer Space Telescope. Blue light is from stars, green light is from polycyclic carbon molecules, yellow and red light is from the thermal glow of warm dust. This image spans approximately 1000 light years by 1600 light years. The galactic core is 26,000 light years away.

Hubble Wide Field Camera 3 Image Details Star Birth in Galaxy M83 almost looks like a photograph of marble with some fancy glitter on it :)

Tendrils of hot dust and gas glow against a background of stars in a new picture from NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer, or GALEX. The spacecraft's ultraviolet vision allows scientists to study space objects across ten billion years of cosmic history.

Like a rift opening in time and space, the bright infrared glow of the spiral galaxy NGC 891, which we see edge-on from Earth, seems to slash across the sky in a new picture from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.


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