Why is this galaxy so thin? Many disk galaxies are actually just as thin as NGC 5866, pictured above, but are not seen edge-on… Continue reading
Taken before dawn it traces the ecliptic with… Continue reading
A few days ago, a bright fireball was photographed from the Alps mountain range in Switzerland as it blazed across the sky.
The fireball, likely from the Taurids meteor shower, was notable… Continue reading
You don’t have to be at Monument Valley to see the Milky Way arch across the sky but it helps.
Only at Monument Valley USA would you see a picturesque… Continue reading
Big, bright, and beautiful, spiral galaxy M83 lies a mere twelve million light-years away, near the southeastern tip of the very long constellation Hydra. Prominent spiral arms traced… Continue reading
Separated by about 14 degrees (28 Full Moons) in planet Earth’s sky, spiral galaxies M31 at left, and M33 are both large members of the Local Group, along… Continue reading
What is the nearest major galaxy to our own Milky Way Galaxy? Andromeda. In fact, our Galaxy is thought to look much like Andromeda. Together these two galaxies dominate the… Continue reading
Although meant to be a monument… Continue reading
In fact, NGC 4945 is almost the size of our own Milky Way… Continue reading
The Coma Cluster of Galaxies pictured above is one of the densest clusters known – it contains thousands of galaxies. Each of these galaxies houses billions of stars – just as… Continue reading