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The battle for the radio spectrum

The elliptical galaxy Hercules A looks ordinary in the visible spectrum (the white central light). However, using the VLA radio telescope, …

Photo Album :: Chandra Archive Collection :: October 28, 2013

Every year, October is designated as American Archive Month. While many people may think "archive" means only dusty books and letters, there are, in …

Astronomy

2015 December 30 - The Fox Fur Nebula

<b>The Fox Fur Nebula</b> <b><br>Image Credit & Copyright:</b> John Vermette<p><b>Explanation:</b> This interstellar canine is formed of cosmic dust and gas interacting with the …

Astronomy

2015 December 18 - Herbig Haro 24

<i>Herbig-Haro 24 <br>Image Credit: NASA, ESA, Hubble Heritage (STScI / AURA) / Hubble-Europe Collaboration <br>Acknowledgment: D. Padgett (GSFC), T. Megeath</i> …

Astronomy

2013 October 12 - Cometary Globules

<b>Cometary Globules</b> <b><br>Image Credit & Copyright:</b> Subaru Telescope (NAOJ) & DSS; <i><br>Assembly and Processing:</i> Robert Gendler<p><b>Explanation:</b> Bright-rimmed, flowing …

Solar Dynamics Observatory

Kinked Loop Stretching Between Two Active Regions<p>Numerous arches of magnetic field lines danced and swayed above a large active region over about a …

Zoom-in on Epimetheus

This zoomed-in view of Epimetheus, one of the highest resolution ever taken, shows a surface covered in craters, vivid reminders of the hazards of …

Ring-Bow

Photo Album :: G327.1-1.1 :: October 5, 2010

G327.1-1.1 is the aftermath of a massive star that exploded as a supernova in the Milky Way galaxy. A highly magnetic, rapidly spinning neutron star …

Astrophysics

The Earth: 4K Extended Edition

Seeing double

Approximately 95 million light-years away, in the southern constellation of Octans (The Octant), lies NGC 7098 — an intriguing spiral galaxy with …

The Cygnus Wall in a different light

Hubble image of NGC 7714

NGC 7714 is a spiral galaxy 100 million light-years from Earth — a relatively close neighbour in cosmic terms.The galaxy has witnessed some violent …

Astronomy

Image - NASA’s Hubble Sees Martian Moon Orbiting the Red Planet

About this image<p>The sharp eye of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has captured the tiny moon Phobos during its orbital trek around Mars. Because the …

Two spiral galaxies about 80 million light-years away - Culture's Ways

NGC 2207 and IC 2163 are a pair of colliding spiral galaxies about 80 million light-years away in the constellation Canis Major. Both galaxies were …

Neighboring "Hidden Galaxy" Remains Elusive to Current Technology

IC 342<p>The IC 342, or the “Hidden Galaxy,” is a galaxy that is located near the Milky Way’s galactic disk; a cloudy, dusty region that has so far been …

Universe

Experiment finds evidence for the Majorana fermion, a particle that's its own antiparticle

In 1928, physicist Paul Dirac made the stunning prediction that every fundamental particle in the universe has an antiparticle - its identical twin …

Physics

AAPOD²

<i>C11 Edge at f=1960 mm (.7x reducer) <br>SBIG STT 8300, Astrodon Filters--About 18 hours <br>Lum: 37 x 10min <br>Red: 30 x 10min <br>Green: 21 x 10min <br>Blue: 22 x</i> …

Pictures

NASA's Hubble Sees Martian Moon Orbiting the Red Planet

Animation<b><br>Click for larger animation</b><p><b>A time-lapse video captures a portion of the path that tiny Phobos takes around Mars.<br>Over the course of 22</b> …

Astronomy

Unistellar Partnership Promises to Revolutionize Amateur Astronomy

<i>July 18, 2017 Mountain View, CA, USA and Marseille, France</i> — The SETI Institute and French startup Unistellar, announced a partnership today to …

Astronomy

July 14 Solar Flare and a Coronal Mass Ejection

A medium-sized (M2) solar flare and a coronal mass ejection erupted from the same, large active region of the sun on July 14, 2017. The flare lasted …

Solar Cycle

ALMA Observes Birth Cry of a Massive Baby Star

12 June, 2017<p>An international research team used the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) to determine how the enigmatic gas flow from …

Astronomy

'Peculiar' radio signals emerge from nearby star

Some very "peculiar signals" have been noticed coming from a star just 11 light-years away, scientists in Puerto Rico say.<p>The mystery has gripped the …

Universe

2017 July 20 - IC 1396: Emission Nebula in Cepheus

<b>IC 1396: Emission Nebula in Cepheus</b> <b><br>Image Credit & Copyright:</b> César Blanco González<p><b>Explanation:</b> Stunning emission nebula IC 1396 mixes glowing cosmic …

Astronomy

Exoplanet hunter sees first flight at La Silla Observatory

NASA's New Horizons Team Strikes Gold in Argentina | News - NASA Solar System Exploration

A primitive solar system object that's more four billion miles (6.5 billion kilometers) away passed in front of a distant star as seen from Earth. …

Jupiter

2016 February 4 - Dwarf Planet Ceres

<b>Dwarf Planet Ceres</b> <b><br>Image Credit & License:</b> NASA, JPL-Caltech, UCLA, MPS,DLR,IDA - <i>Composition:</i> Justin Cowart<p><b>Explanation:</b> Dwarf planet Ceres is the …

Astronomy