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IT’S NOT JUST IN YOUR MIND!

Star Clusters

Venus, for now, our evening star

[CLICK ON IMAGE FOR HIGH RESOLUTION, Babak Tafreshi (TWAN)]

EveningStarIn the coming days, Venus shines near the western horizon at sunset. To find Earth’s sister planet in twilight skies just look for the brilliant evening star.

Tonight very close to… Continue reading

A universe of universes

[CLICK ON IMAGE for High Resolution / Tony Hallas

Big, beautiful spiral galaxy NGC 7331 is often touted as an analog to our own Milky Way.

N7331CAbout 50 million light-years distant in the northern constellation Pegasus, NGC 7331 was recognized… Continue reading

Lagoon Nebula: Baby stars on board

[CLICK ON IMAGE FOR HIGH RESOLUTION, Hubble Legacy Archive, NASA, ESA, Judy Schmidt]

LagoonThe center of the Lagoon Nebula is a whirlwind of spectacular star formation. Visible near the image center, at least two long funnel-shaped clouds, each roughly half… Continue reading




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