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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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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

Hubble traces the halo of a galaxy more accurately than ever before

Academics / General Science : Science Codex (11 hours ago)

Astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have probed the extreme outskirts of the stunning elliptical galaxy Centaurus A. The galaxy's halo of stars has been found to extend much further from the galaxy's centre than ex... 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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