Latest NGC 2207 and IC Stories
New research on the Antennae Galaxies using the Advanced Camera for Surveys onboard the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows that this benchmark pair of interacting galaxies is in fact much closer than previously thought - 45 million light-years instead of 65 million light-years.
A pair of interacting galaxies might be experiencing the galactic equivalent of a mid-life crisis. For some reason, the pair, called Arp 82 (see photo), didn't make their stars early on as is typical of most galaxies. Instead, they got a second wind later in life â€“ about 2 billion years ago â€“ and started pumping out waves of new stars as if they were young again.
A pair of dancing galaxies appears dressed for a cosmic masquerade in a new image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. The image shows what looks like two icy blue eyes staring through an elaborate, swirling red mask.
- The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.