Latest NGC 300 Stories
This image of NGC 247 reveals the fine details of this highly inclined spiral galaxy and its rich backdrop.
ESO has released a spectacular new image of NGC 300, a spiral galaxy similar to the Milky Way, and located in the nearby Sculptor Group of galaxies.
As part of the International Year of Astronomy 2009 Cornerstone project, 100 Hours of Astronomy, the ambitious â€œAround the World in 80 Telescopesâ€ event is a unique live webcast over 24 hours.
An international team of astronomers from Chile, Europe and North America  is announcing the most accurate distance yet measured to a galaxy beyond our Milky Way's close neighbours. The distance was determined using the brightness variation of a type of stars known as "Cepheid variables".
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