Post Profile

A Spiral Galaxy Defying the Cosmic Flow

I’d like to introduce you to an interesting galaxy today. The reason it’s interesting is because it’s surprising, and in a way that caught me off guard. It’s called M 98 (or NGC 4192; every object in the sky is in multiple catalogs and has multiple handles), and it’s a spiral galaxy much like the Milky Way. It’s located about 50 million light years away, which isn’t exactly close on a cosmic scale but isn’t all that far away either.
read more


Related Posts

Temba, his spiral arms wide

Academics / Astronomy : Slate: Bad Astronomy

Lying roughly 50 million light years from Earth is the magnificent spiral galaxy NGC 5033. Although that distance is a soul-crushing 500 quintillion kilometers, it’s actually relatively close by on the cosmic scale. Close enough tha...

Galaxy NGC 474: Cosmic Blender

Academics / Astronomy : Space Photos

Image Credit & Copyright:  P.-A. Duc (CEA, CFHT), Atlas 3D Collaboration Explanation:  What’s happening to galaxy NGC 474? The multiple layers of emission appear strangely complex and unexpected given the relatively featureless appe...

Image of the Day: Spiral Galaxy Observed Inside Gigantic Cosmic Bubbles

Academics / Astronomy : The Daily Galaxy

Spiral galaxy NGC 3521 is olny 35 million light-years from Earth, toward the constellation Leo. Spanning some 50,000 light-years, the galaxy sports characteristic patchy, irregular spiral arms laced with dust, pink star forming regi...

Image of the Day: The Grand Spiral Galaxy --What Resides Within?

Academics / Astronomy : The Daily Galaxy

Looking at the image of Grand spiral galaxy NGC 1232 provokes us at The Daily Galaxy" to wonder in awe "what exists within this magnificent object?" The galaxy is dominated by millions of bright stars and dark dust, caught up...

The punctuated spiral

Academics / Astronomy : Slate: Bad Astronomy

Cosmic coincidences always make me smile. The sky is pretty big, so finding two totally unrelated objects close together doesn’t happen often. But it does happen, like in this delightful image of the spiral galaxy NGC 3244 and the s...


Copyright © 2016 Regator, LLC