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The Milky Way Project. Photojournal: NASA's Image Access Home Page. Images. Voyager - The Interstellar Mission. Realtime Image Gallery. Picture of the Week. In this new Hubble image, we can see an almost face-on view of the galaxy NGC 1084.

Picture of the Week

At first glance, this galaxy is pretty unoriginal. Like the majority of galaxies that we observe it is a spiral galaxy, and, as with about half of all spirals, it has no bar running through its loosely wound arms. However, although it may seem unremarkable on paper, NGC 1084 is actually a near-perfect example of this type of galaxy — and Hubble has a near-perfect view of it. NGC 1084 has hosted several violent events known as supernovae — explosions that occur when massive stars, many times more massive than the Sun, approach their twilight years. As the fusion processes in their cores run out of fuel and come to an end, these stellar giants collapse, blowing off their outer layers in a violent explosion.

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Already taking pictures of the night sky but looking for some tips and advice? On these pages you’ll find videos from some of the winners of the competition explaining how they got their shot, as well as step-by-step guides from members of our Astronomy Photographer of the Year Flickr group on how to get great results, from getting the right gear through to processing.

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Universe Today — Space and astronomy news. RedOrbit - Science, Space, Technology, Health News and Information. NASA finds extra-terrestrial amino-acids in Sudan meteorites. Earlier this month, NASA announced the discovery of bacteria living in arsenic in a California lake.

NASA finds extra-terrestrial amino-acids in Sudan meteorites

Now they have uncovered ET amino-acids in meteorite fragments that landed in northern Sudan. The meteorite was a fragment of a parent asteroid measuring 13-feet-wide (4m), and weighing 59-tons. Scientists were given the first opportunity to observe a celestial object before it entered our atmosphere in October 2008 after a collision about 15 million years ago sent the asteroid closer to Earth. During expeditions in the Sudanese desert, scientists later recovered nearly 600 meteorite fragments from the meteor shower.

Just a few weeks ago, the bacteria living in arsenic finding presented by NASA, was preceded by media speculation about the possibility that the space agency would announce that it had found life in outer space. Astrophysical Journal Letters. Astronomy & Astrophysics (A&A) The Planet's Most Powerful Digital Camera Captures Its First Images of the Universe - Megan Garber. The device could help astronomers figure out why the expansion of the universe is accelerating.

The Planet's Most Powerful Digital Camera Captures Its First Images of the Universe - Megan Garber

Zoomed-in image from the Dark Energy Camera of the center of the globular star cluster 47 Tucanae, which lies about 17,000 light years from Earth (Dark Energy Survey Collaboration) The Dark Energy Camera is the world's most powerful digital camera. Experiment. Supersymmetry, Extra Dimensions and the Origin of Mass. The Universe is Alive. “Night, when words fade and things come alive.

The Universe is Alive

When the destructive analysis of day is done, and all that is truly important becomes whole and sound again.” -Antoine de Saint-Exupery When you look out into the Universe, what is it that you typically think of? Speed of the Milky Way in Space. Topic index | author index | special index As we all know, a galaxy is a massive ensemble of hundreds of millions of stars.

Speed of the Milky Way in Space

The galaxy where we live in today is called the Milky Way. How fast is our galaxy moving through space. "The Milky Way and the Andromeda galaxy are approaching each other with a speed of 300,000 miles per hour.

How fast is our galaxy moving through space

" or 130 km/s As we all know, a galaxy is a massive ensemble of hundreds of millions of stars. The galaxy where we live in today is called the Milky Way. The name itself came from the ancient Greek galaxies kyklos, or ring of milk, due to its faint milky appearance. Our Milky Way is a large spiral galaxy. You are here. Astronomy. Astronomy. The Universe. Universe.

Extraterrestrial life. Physics. Welcome to Explorations in Science with Dr. Michio Kaku. Scale of Universe - Interactive Scale of the Universe Tool. The Elegant Universe: Series ... The Elegant Universe: Part 3 PBS Airdate: November 4, 2003 NARRATOR: Now, on NOVA, take a thrill ride into a world stranger than science fiction, where you play the game by breaking some rules, where a new view of the universe pushes you beyond the limits of your wildest imagination.

The Elegant Universe: Series ...

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Cosmic Journeys

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