elliptical galaxy

Messier 86 – the NGC 4406 Elliptical Galaxy

Located in the constellation Virgo, about 54 million light years from Earth, is the elliptical galaxy known as Messier 86.

3 years ago

Messier 85 – the NGC 4382 Elliptical (Lenticular) Galaxy

Located in the Coma Berenices constellation, roughly 60 million light years from Earth, is the elliptical galaxy known as Messier…

3 years ago

Messier 84 – the NGC Elliptical Galaxy

Welcome back to Messier Monday! Today, we continue in our tribute to our dear friend, Tammy Plotner, by looking at…

3 years ago

Messier 60 – the NGC 4649 Galaxy

Located in the Virgo constellation, roughly 55 million light-years from Earth, is the elliptical galaxy known as Messier 60 (or…

4 years ago

Messier 59 – the NGC 4621 Elliptical Galaxy

Located in the southern Virgo constellation, roughly 60 million light-years from Earth, is the spiral galaxy known as Messier 59

4 years ago

Cutting-Edge Astronomy Confirms Most Ancient Galaxy to Date

Using a combined technique, a team of international astronomers have spotted a galaxy 11 billion light years away, making it…

4 years ago

Messier 49 – the NGC 4472 Elliptical Galaxy

Located in the constellation Virgo, and at a distance of 55.9 million light years from Earth, is Messier 49 -…

5 years ago

How Massive Can Black Holes Get?

We talk about stellar mass and supermassive black holes. What are the limits? How massive can these things get? Without…

6 years ago

How Do Galaxies Die?

Everything eventually dies, even galaxies. So how does that happen? Time to come to grips with our galactic mortality. Not…

7 years ago

Teamwork! Two Telescopes Combine Forces To Spot Distant Galaxy Clusters

Doing something extraordinary often requires teamwork for humans, and the same can be said for telescopes. Witness the success of…

8 years ago