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Image of the Day: Sombrero Discovered to be "Two Galaxies in One"

New observations from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope show that theSombrero galaxy is both rotund and a slender disk like ourspiral Milky Way, The galaxy, which is a round elliptical galaxy with a thin diskembedded inside, is one of the first...
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Image of the Day: New Spitzer Discovery--"Flat Galaxies"

Academics / General Science : The Daily Galaxy (3 years ago)

New observations from NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope provide strong evidence that the slender, bulgeless galaxies can, like their chubbier counterparts, harbor supermassive black holes at their cores. Previously, astronomers thought... Read Post

HyperActive Star Factories of the Milky Way's Disk

Academics / General Science : The Daily Galaxy (2 years ago)

A team of volunteer 'citizen' scientists has pored over observations from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope and discovered more than 5,000 "bubbles" in the disk of our Milky Way galaxy. Young, hot stars blow these bubbles into surround... Read Post

Sombrero galaxy has split personality

Academics / General Science : Science Daily (2 years ago)

While some galaxies are rotund and others are slender disks like our spiral Milky Way, new observations from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope show that the Sombrero galaxy is both. The galaxy, which is a round elliptical galaxy with a... Read Post


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