Keith Rowl_7_galaxy

Keith Rowl_7_galaxy
Keith Rowland

• 3 years ago

To celebrate the 21st anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope's deployment into space, astronomers at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, Md., pointed Hubble's eye at an especially photogenic pair of interacting galaxies called Arp 273. The larger of the spiral galaxies, known as UGC 1810, has a disk that is distorted into a rose-like shape by the gravitational tidal pull of the companion galaxy below it, known as UGC 1813. This image is a composite of Hubble Wide Field Camera 3 data taken on December 17, 2010, with three separate filters that allow a broad range of wavelengths covering the ultraviolet, blue, and red portions of the spectrum.

Spiral Galaxy

Andromeda Galaxy

Galaxies 'Coming of Age' in Cosmic Blobs (NASA, Chandra, 6/24/09)

Located about 130 million light-years away, NGC 4650A is one of only 100 known polar-ring galaxies.

Glowing gas and dust in deep space.

NGC 3190

Not one, but two spiral galaxies make up NGC 3314. In the foreground, one galaxy appears face-on to us. The glow of the background galaxy brings out the dark swirls of interstellar dust in the foreground galaxy, a rare opportunity to explore the distribution of a galaxy's dust. NGC 3314 lies about 140 million light-years (background galaxy) and 117 million light-years (foreground galaxy) away in the multi-headed constellation Hydra.


Omega/Swan Nebula (M17) as captured by the Hubble Telescope

The Fairy of Eagle Nebula: the dominant colours in the image were produced by gas energized by the star cluster's powerful ultraviolet light. The blue colour at the top is from glowing oxygen. The red colon in the lower region is from glowing hydrogen. The Eagle Nebula image was taken in November 2004 with the Advanced Camera for Surveys aboard the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. Credit: NASA, ESA, and The Hubble Heritage Team STScI/AURA)

Orion's Dreamy Stars - NASA Spitzer Space Telescope
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