A foto acima mostra a galáxia NGC 2623, que é na verdade um par de galáxias em processo de formar uma só. O telescópio Hubble fotografou a fase final dessa titânica fusão de galáxias. Elas estão a cerca de 300 milhões de anos-luz de nós, na constelação de Câncer.
NASA’s Astronomy Picture Of The Day: Stephan's Quintet Plus One
NASA’s Astronomy Picture Of The Day: Stephan’s Quintet Plus One
Nebulosa O Capacete de Thor. NGC 2359. "Constelação de Canis Major".
Photo: ESO’s Dustbuster Reveals Hidden Stars In this new image of the nebula Messier 78, young stars cast a bluish pall over their surroundings, while red fledgling stars peer out from their cocoons of cosmic dust. To our eyes, most of these stars would be hidden behind the dust, but ESO’s Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy (VISTA) sees near-infrared light, which passes right through dust. The telescope is like a giant dustbuster that lets astronomers probe deep into the…
The light echo around the star V838 Monocerotis as seen by the Hubble Space Telescope in November 2005.
Violent Birth Announcement from an Infant Star - This Hubble image shows IRAS 14568-6304, a young star that is cloaked in a haze of golden gas and dust. It appears to be embedded within an intriguing swoosh of dark sky, which curves through the image and obscures the sky behind. This dark region is known as the Circinus molecular cloud. This cloud has a mass around 250 000 times that of the sun, and it is filled with gas, dust and young stars. Within this cloud lie two prominent and…