for High Resolution, Lóránd Fényes]
Is our Galaxy this thin? We believe so.
The magnificent spiral galaxy NGC 4565 is viewed edge-on from planet Earth. Also known as the Needle Galaxy for its narrow profile, bright NGC 4565… Continue reading
May 21, 2017
Utah amateur Patrick Wiggins discovered a possible bright supernova in the spiral galaxy NGC 6946 in Cygnus on May 13. If confirmed, 2017 eaw will become the 10th supernova found in this explosion-rich galaxy in the past… Continue reading
March 12, 2017
[CLICK ON IMAGE FOR HIGH RESOLUTION, Christoph Kaltseis, CEDIC 2017]
Near the center of this sharp cosmic portrait, at the heart of the Orion Nebula, are four hot, massive stars known as the Trapezium.
Tightly gathered within… Continue reading
[CLICK ON IMAGE FOR HIGH RESOLUTION / CHART32 Team, Processing – Johannes Schedler]
Over 40 million light-years away and swimming within the boundaries of the constellation Pisces, NGC 660’s peculiar appearance marks it as a polar ring galaxy.
A rare… Continue reading
Jan. 31, 2017
[CLICK ON IMAGE FOR HIGH RESOLUTION, NASA, JSC, ESRS]
Astronauts aboard the International Space Station see some amazing vistas, one of which was captured in this breathtaking picture in mid-2015.
First, visible at the top, are parts… Continue reading
[CLICK ON IMAGE FOR HIGH RESOLUTION, Wolfgang Ries / Stefan Heutz (Astrokooperation)]
The two eye-catching galaxies lie far beyond the Milky Way, at a distance of over 300 million light-years.
Their distorted appearance is due to gravitational tides as the… Continue reading
December 28, 2016
Let’s be clear — “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” won’t replace “The Empire Strikes Back” as the best film in the beloved franchise.
Carrie Fisher in closing scene of ‘Rogue One’: Sacrifice and heroism delivered ‘hope’… Continue reading
[CLICK ON IMAGE FOR HIGH RESOLUTION, Sebastian Voltmer]
Wandering through this stunning field of view, Mars really is in front of these colorful cosmic clouds.
The mosaic contructed from telescopic images is about 5 degrees (10 full moons) across. It… Continue reading
[CLICK ON IMAGE FOR HIGH RESOLUTION, Dean Fournier; Inset: ESA/Hubble & NASA]
M13 is one of the most prominent and best known globular clusters.
Visible with binoculars in the constellation of Hercules, M13 is frequently one of the first objects… Continue reading
July 6, 2016
[CLICK ON IMAGE FOR HIGH RESOLUTION, CHART32 Team, Processing – Johannes Schedler]
[This telescopic view] features a trio of interacting galaxies almost 90 million light-years away, toward the constellation Virgo.
On the right, two, spiky, foreground Milky… Continue reading