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Dwarf Galaxy NGC 5264

Hubble Spots an Irregular Island in a Sea of Space Hubble captures the glow of distant stars within NGC a dwarf galaxy located just over 15 million light-years away in the constellation of Hydra (The Sea Serpent).

NGC 3718 (Arp 214),Warped Spiral Galaxy Distance: 42.4 Million Light Years

astrotastic: “afro-dominicano: “ Twists of NGC 3718 by Mark Hanson “ A careful look at this colorful cosmic snapshot reveals a surprising number of galaxies both near and far toward the constellation.

M31, the Andromeda Galaxy is a spiral galaxy approximately 2.5 million light-years away in the constellation Andromeda. It is also known as Messier 31 (M31), or NGC 224. - Image Credit: Charles Shahar/Caltech/Digital Sky Survey 2 - https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=628914803835228&set=a.173736569353056.44811.100001501415499&type=1

the Andromeda Galaxy is a spiral galaxy approximately million light-years away in the constellation Andromeda. It is also known as Messier 31 or NGC - Image Credit: Charles Shahar/Caltech/Digital Sky Survey 2

A spectacular tail stretches down for about 300,000 light-years from NGC 3628's warped, edge-on disk. Known as a tidal tail, the structure has been drawn out of the galaxy by gravitational tides during brief but violent past interactions with its large neighbors.

The Leo Triplet Galaxies showing the Tidal Tail of NGC 3628 - these galaxies can be introduced individually as NGC 3628 (left), (bottom right), and (top right).

La elíptica M60 y la espiral NGC 4647 | Imagen astronomía diaria - Observatorio

NASA's Curiosity rover stretches its legs (and an arm), auroras outshine the moon, and more in this week's best space pictures.

NGC 1291 (also NGC 1269) - This ring galaxy located about 33 million light-years away in the constellation Eridanus was imaged by the Spitzer Space Telescope. The red outer ring is filled with new stars heating up and igniting dust that glows with infrared light

Though galaxy NGC 1291 is quite old, roughly 12 billion years, it is marked by an unusual ring where newborn stars are igniting, visible in this new Spitzer infrared image.

Polar Ring Galaxy (NGC 660) ~ Over 20 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 galaxy type, polar ring galaxies have a substantial population of stars, gas, and dust orbiting in rings nearly perpendicular to the plane of the galactic disk. (Gemini Observatory, AURA, NASA)

A different astronomy and space science related image is featured each day, along with a brief explanation.

Ballet of Interacting Galaxies The pair of galaxies NGC 1531/2, engaged in a spirited waltz, is located about 70 million light-years away towards the southern constellation Eridanus (The River). The...

Ballet of Interacting Galaxies The pair of galaxies NGC engaged in a spirited waltz, is located about 70 million light-years away towards the southern constellation Eridanus (The River.

Galaxy NGC 7714 After Collision - NASA, ESA

Spectacular photos from space Galaxy After Collision

Colour Ring | This colour composite of the unusual polar ring galaxy NGC 4650A was created from data from the new MUSE instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope. For each part of this spectacular galaxy this new instrument splits the light up into its component colours — revealing in detail the chemical and physical properties of each point.

Colour Ring | This colour composite of the unusual polar ring galaxy NGC 4650A was created from data from the new MUSE instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope. For each part of this spectacular galaxy this new instrument splits the light up into its component colours — revealing in detail the chemical and physical properties of each point.

Three Galaxies in Draco

From left to right are edge-on spiral NGC 5981 elliptical galaxy NGC 5982 and face-on spiral NGC 5985 -- all within this single telescopic field

Bode's Galaxy M 81 Although the spiral galaxy M 81 is remarkably smaller than our Milky Way, it contains about the same amount of stars. Constellation: Ursa Major Distance: 12 million light-years Visual magnitude: 6.93 Number of Stars: 250 billion Diameter: 70 000 light-years Type: Sb

Bode’s Galaxy - A Grand Design Spiral Galaxy “A grand design spiral galaxy is a type of spiral galaxy with prominent and well-defined spiral arms, as opposed to multi-arm and flocculent spirals which.

NGC 5746 galaxy:

Constellation: Virgo (NGC 5746 is an barred spiral galaxy, and it can be seen with amateur telescopes. NGC 5746 is located at a distance of 95 million light years and is seen nearly edge-on

Leo Triplet M65, M66, NGC 3628 Galaxies LRGB | Flickr - Terry Hancock

Leo Triplet M65, M66, NGC 3628 Galaxies LRGB | Flickr - Terry Hancock

NGC 3718 (Arp 214) Distance: 42.4 Million Light Years  NGC 3718 and its companion NGC 3729 are physically related members of the Ursa Major galaxy cluster. The two galaxies appear to orbit each other at a projected separation of 147,000 light years. NGC 3718 seems to have a rudimentary bar and spiral structure although it is recognized as a peculiar galaxy and as such is listed within Arp's Atlas of Peculiar Galaxies. via Dark Matter on Facebook by stephanii

NGC 3718 (Arp Distance: Million Light Years NGC 3718 and its companion NGC 3729 are physically related members of the Ursa Major galaxy cluster. The two galaxies appear to orbit each other at a projected separation of light years.

The full resolution of NGC-4921.

The full resolution of NGC-4921. You can see hundreds of galaxies. [3840x3928]

This deep image taken with the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows the spiral galaxy NGC 4921 along with a spectacular backdrop of more distant galaxies. It was created from a total of 80 separate pictures taken with yellow and near-infrared filters.

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