Latest Intermediate spiral galaxies Stories
New observations have given a group of astronomers the best view yet of how star formation regions can get selfish and gassy.
Astronomers will be losing sleep as they wait on a newly discovered supernova to reach its peak in brightness on Thursday and Friday.
Six spectacular spiral galaxies are seen in a clear new light in images from ESOâ€™s Very Large Telescope (VLT) at the Paranal Observatory in Chile.
Hubble has snapped a spectacular view of the largest "player" in the Leo Triplet, a galaxy with an unusual anatomy: it displays asymmetric spiral arms and an apparently displaced core.
The ESO Very Large Telescope has taken the best image ever of a strange and chaotic duo of interwoven galaxies. The images also contain some surprises â€” interlopers both far and near.
Pinwheel Galaxy -- Discovered by Pierre Mchain in 1781. M101 was discovered by Pierre Mchain on March 27, 1781, and added as one of the last entries in Charles Messier's catalog. It was the first "spiral nebula" identified as such by William Parsons, the third Earl of Rosse. Although extended 22 arc minutes on photos and quite bright, only the central region of this galaxy is visible in smaller telescopes, best at low powers. Suggestions of the spiral arms can be glimpsed in...
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