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The massive galaxy M87 is the most spectacular example of an elliptical galaxy we can see from Earth. The most fascinating feature of this galaxy is its jet, which is visible in optical light as well as x-rays and radio emissions. - via apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap100520.html

The massive galaxy is the most spectacular example of an elliptical galaxy we can see from Earth. The most fascinating feature of this galaxy is its jet, which is visible in optical light as well as x-rays and radio emissions.

Stephan's Quintet, a compact group of galaxies discovered about 130 years ago and located about 280 million light years from Earth, provides a rare opportunity to observe a galaxy group in the process of evolving from an X-ray faint system dominated by spiral galaxies to a more developed system dominated by elliptical galaxies and bright X-ray emission. Image credit: NASA/Hubble

About 30 million years ago, 2 supermassive black holes began to merge. This cosmic convergence will continue for to of millions of years into the future. By : +NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory

Hubble Telescope - Irregular galaxy NGC 1427A

Hubble Telescope - Irregular galaxy NGC 1427A

The Iris Nebula, a bright reflection nebula

The Iris Nebula (LBN VDB 139 and Caldwell is a bright reflection nebula some 6 light-years across and about light-years away in the constellation Cepheus. The nebula is often mistaken…

Some great facts about planets, galaxies, other objects and observable phenomena.

Some great facts about planets, galaxies, other objects and observable phenomena.

Messier 101 Credit: Hubble Legacy Archive, ESA, NASA; Processing and additional imaging - Robert Gendler Big, beautiful spiral galaxy M101 is one of the last entries in Charles Messier's famous catalog, but definitely not one of the least. About 170,000 light-years across, this galaxy is enormous, almost twice the size of our own Milky Way galaxy. M101 was also one of the original spiral nebulae observed by Lord Rosse's large 19th century telescope, the Leviathan of Parsontown.

also catalogued as and also known as The Pinwheel Galaxy. is a face-on spiral galaxy distanced 21 million light-years away from Earth, Appearing in the constellation Ursa Major. This one is rather nice.

An intriguing young-looking dwarf galaxy Name: PGC 51017 Type: • Local Universe : Galaxy : Size : Dwarf • X - Galaxies Images Distance: 45 million light years Constellation: Bootes Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA

An intriguing young-looking dwarf galaxy, PGC Local Universe, 45 mly in the Constellation: Bootes - ESA/Hubble & NASA

At the top, large spiral galaxy NGC 1055, and the bottom spiral Messier 77, in this sharp cosmic view toward the aquatic constellation Cetus. The narrowed, dusty appearance of edge-on spiral NGC 1055 contrasts nicely with the face-on view of M77's bright nucleus and spiral arms. Both over 100,000 light-years across, the pair are dominant members of a small galaxy group about 60 million light-years away. M77 and NGC 1055 are separated by at least 500,000 light-years.

At the top, large spiral galaxy NGC and the bottom spiral Messier in…

Spectacular 'Edge-On' Galaxy

Just incredible 🌸 Use of Chile European Southern Observatory the (ESO) of ultra-large telescope VLT (VLT), the team break away from the galaxy ESO 243 in 49 ultra-bright X-ray source an optical spectrum of their record acquired have.

Messier 63

Hubble : nouveau portrait de M63, la galaxie du Tournesol

Star Streams and the Sunflower Galaxy - Messier A bright spiral galaxy of the northern sky, Messier 63 is about 25 million light-years distant in the loyal constellation Canes Venatici.

astronomicalwonders: “The Triangulum Emission Nebula - NGC 604 Located 2.7 million light-years away in the constellation Triangulum lies the massive nebula known as NGC 604. Though such nebulae are...

NCG 604 The Triangulum Emission Nebula - NGC 604 Located million light-years away in the constellation Triangulum lies the massive nebula known as NGC Though such nebulae are common in galaxies, this.

NGC 2276 and NGC 2300 are "boundary" targets in that they are the northernmost objects in the New General Catalog of space stuff. NGC 2276 is a beautiful spiral galaxy that is punctuated by pink star forming regions. In fact it has one of the highest rates of star formation that has been measured. Its neighbor, NGC 2300, appears as a regular elliptical galaxy that shows some evidence of shells (and perhaps former structure).

NGC 2276 and NGC 2300 are "boundary" targets in that they are the northernmost…

Arp 148 aftermath of two galaxies merging

Arp 148 -- The collision between the two parent galaxies produced a shockwave effect that first drew matter into the centre and then caused it to propagate outwards in a ring.

The galaxy Messier 100, or M100, shows its swirling spiral in this infrared image from NASAs Spitzer Space Telescope. [It's magic!]

This infrared image, from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, of is a classic example of a grand design spiral galaxy, with prominent and well-defined spiral arms winding from the hot center, out to the cooler edges of the galaxy.

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