Explore the celestial wonders of December 2023 with meteor showers, planetary alignments, and cosmic events that paint the night sky. Discover the grandeur and beauty of astronomical phenomena in this captivating journey through the stars.
Unveiling the Mysteries of Galaxy Cluster MS0735: Explore the enigmatic cluster through optical, X-ray, and radio lenses, revealing the colossal scale of a supermassive black hole's impact and the intricate dance of forces within this captivating galactic cluster.
NGC 891, the Silver Sliver Galaxy, in Andromeda, captivates astronomers due to its edge-on spiral structure, revealing mysteries worth exploring.
October's night sky is set to dazzle with celestial spectacles. From planetary alignments to meteor showers and eclipses, don't miss these captivating astronomical events.
Move over, Hubble! NASA's currently in the middle of building Hubble's successor as we speak. The James Webb Space Telescope (JWTS) will help astronomers understand the history of the universe using infrared technology and a mirror coated in 24-karat gold! To discover how these function, read on, and prepare to launch!
This beautiful image of two colliding galaxies has been released by NASA's great observatories. The Antennae galaxies are located about 62 million light-years from Earth. They take their name from the long antenna-like "arms," which were produced by tidal forces generated in the collision.
Since the dawn of history, outer space has always caught the imagination of people across the continents and different cultures. However most of what we currently know about space has been discovered since the beginning of the space age over half a century ago.
This image represents the inner region of galaxy cluster Abell 1689 and the distribution of dark matter around it. Abell 1689 is an immense cluster of galaxies located 2.2 billion light-years away. Dark matter cannot be photographed, but its presence can be inferred by observing the light from background galaxies…
This month you can witness a supernova with just binoculars or a small telescope. The supernova is called SN 2011fe and has been discovered by astronomers on August 24 within hours of its explosion. It is located within the Messier 101 galaxy 23 million light-years away in the constellation of Ursa Major.
This image of a dwarf galaxy called NGC 1569 was taken by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. It is of one of the most active galaxies in our local neighborhood. NGC 1569 gives birth to stars at a rate that is 100 times faster than the rate observed in our Milky Way Galaxy.
The Millennium Simulation, also known as the Millennium Run, is a giant simulation of the whole known Universe. It clearly shows the distribution of clusters...
This composite image of the nebula near the star cluster NGC 2074 was taken by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope on August 10, 2008, in commemoration of completing its 100,000th orbit in its 18th year since the beginning of the mission.