Latest NGC objects Stories
A detailed study of an enormous cloud of hot gas that envelops two large, colliding galaxies has been made using NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory. This oversized gas reservoir contains as much mass as 10 billion Suns, is 300,000 light years across, and radiates more than 7 million degrees Kelvin.
The Hubble Space Telescope is celebrating its 23rd year in orbit, and to commemorate the veteran observatory, NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) have released an amazing image of the Horsehead Nebula.
A new image released by the European Space Observatory (ESO) shows the glowing green planetary nebula IC 1295.
Astronomers writing in The Astrophysical Journal have answered a few more important questions about how so-called spiral galaxies get their arms.
Astronomers have found that a region of space known as the Wing has fewer “metals” (elements with more than two protons in the nucleus) compared to most other areas within our own Milky Way galaxy. There are also relatively lower amounts of gas, dust and stars in the Wing compared to the Milky Way.
A stunning new image of the spiral galaxy Messier 77 captured by the Hubble Space Telescope was released today. The image of one of the most famous and well-studied galaxies highlights the pockets of star formation along its arms.
Astronomers have unveiled a new image of recently formed bright blue stars in the cluster NGC 2547.
Astronomers studying a violent explosion located 35 million light-years away from Earth in spiral galaxy NGC 1637 have provided a new view of the cosmic beauty.
A new image released by the European Space Observatory illustrates the bright star cluster NGC 6520, located in one of the richest star fields in the sky.
- Large; stout; burly.