STScI: Galaxy Collision Creates 'Space Triangle' in New Hubble Image

STScI: Galaxy Collision Creates ‘Space Triangle’ in New Hubble Image

A spectacular head-on collision between two galaxies fueled the unusual triangular-shaped star-birthing frenzy, as captured in a new image from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope ...
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This image, taken by astronomers using the US Department of Energy-fabricated Dark Energy Camera on the Víctor M. Blanco 4-meter Telescope at Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory, a Program of NSF’s NOIRLab, captures the galaxy NGC 1566 as it twirls, flinging its arms through the vastness of space. Colloquially nicknamed the Spanish Dancer, this spiral galaxy is often studied by astronomers learning about galaxy groups, stars of different ages, and galactic black holes.

NOIRLab: Spanish Dancer Galaxy Twirls into View

This image, taken by astronomers using the US Department of Energy-fabricated Dark Energy Camera on the Víctor M. Blanco 4-meter Telescope at Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory, a Program of NSF’s NOIRLab, captures the galaxy NGC ...
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This artist's illustration shows the wayward interstellar visitor 'Oumuamua (pronounced oh-MOO-ah-MOO-ah) racing toward the outskirts of our solar system. The object, heated by the Sun (lower right), is venting gaseous material from its surface, as a comet would. Researchers suggest this outgassing is one possible cause for 'Oumuamua's slight acceleration, as detected by several telescopes. The irregularly shaped object is only a half-mile across. It is now farther from the Sun than Jupiter and traveling away at about 70,000 miles per hour. The orbits of the major planets are included for scale. The box-shaped constellation Corvus is in the background near image center, and the bright blue star Spica is at upper left of center, in the constellation Virgo. The stars at bottom left belong to the constellation Hydra.

STScI: Studying the Next Interstellar Interloper with Webb

Scientists have had only limited ability to study these objects once discovered, but all of that is about to change with NASA's James Webb Space Telescope ...
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Young stellar jets

NOIRLab: Sidewinding Young Stellar Jets Spied by Gemini South

Sinuous stellar jets meander lazily across a field of stars in new images captured from Chile by the international Gemini Observatory, a Program of NSF's NOIRLab. The gently curving stellar jets are the outflow from ...
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STScI: Capturing All That Glitters in Galaxies with NASA’s Webb

STScI: Capturing All That Glitters in Galaxies with NASA’s Webb

An international research team will survey the stars, star clusters, and dust that lie within 19 nearby galaxies ...
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STScI: Hubble Finds a Black Hole Igniting Star Formation in a Dwarf Galaxy

STScI: Hubble Finds a Black Hole Igniting Star Formation in a Dwarf Galaxy

Often portrayed as destructive monsters that hold light captive, black holes take on a less villainous role in the latest research from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. A black hole at the heart of the dwarf ...
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