galaxies

NGC 2275: An Absolute Unit of Galactic Flocculence

The Hubble Space Telescope has the knack for finding every size and shape of galaxy imaginable – from small, medium…

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Barred Spiral Galaxy NGC 2608, Surrounded by Many Many Other Galaxies

Meet NGC 2608, a barred spiral galaxy about 93 million light years away, in the constellation Cancer. Also called Arp…

2 months ago

Hubble Photo of Globular Cluster NGC 6441, One of the Most Massive in the Milky Way

The Hubble Space Telescope has delivered another outstanding image. This one is of NGC 6441, a massive globular cluster in…

2 months ago

Hubble Looked as Far Back in Time as it Could, and Still Couldn’t See the First Generation of Stars in the Universe

Astronomers don’t know exactly when the first stars formed in the Universe because they haven’t been observed yet. And now,…

2 months ago

Study of 200,000 Galaxies Reveals the Entire Universe Might Have Been Spinning in One Direction Early On

A new study finds evidence that the universe as a whole is rotating, and that could have big implications for…

2 months ago

Barred Spiral NGC 3895 Captured by Hubble

NGC 3895 is a barred spiral galaxy in the Ursa Major constellation. It's about 145 million light years away from…

2 months ago

A Massive Rotating Disc Discovered in the Early Universe

If we want to understand how the Universe evolves, we have to understand how its large structures form and evolve.…

2 months ago

This Dwarf Galaxy is all by Itself

In these days of social distancing, it appears this beautiful little galaxy is leading by example, sitting all by itself…

2 months ago

This Galaxy Has Only One Spiral Arm

There are all kinds of odd things in the sky. Things that defy our naming conventions, and our attempts to…

4 months ago

This Galaxy is the Very Definition of “Flocculent”

I know you're Googling "flocculent" right now, unless you happen to be a chemist, or maybe a home brewer. You…

4 months ago