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2011-04-20 09:55:00

The galaxies in this cosmic pairing display some curious features, demonstrating that each member of the duo is close enough to feel the distorting gravitational influence of the other.

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2011-02-16 09:40:00

The nebula Messier 78 takes center stage in this image while the stars powering the bright display take a backseat.

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2011-01-19 10:04:20

The Orion Nebula is much more than just a pretty face, offering astronomers a close-up view of a massive star-forming region to help advance our understanding of stellar birth and evolution.

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2011-01-12 09:06:33

ESO’s Hidden Treasures 2010 astrophotography competition attracted nearly 100 entries, and ESO is delighted to announce the winners.


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swell-mobsman
  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.