Latest NGC objects Stories
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.
A new image released by the European Space Observatory taken by its Wide Field Imager shows off a section of the Seagull Nebula. The cloud of dust and glowing gas seen in the image that forms the "wings" of the seagull reveals a mix of dark and glowing red clouds.
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope – with a little help from an amateur astronomer – has produced one of the best views yet of nearby spiral galaxy Messier 106.
Shockwaves originating from the central starburst region of galaxy Messier 82 are most likely the source of bright clouds within a “cap” of gas clouds located some 40,000 light years away, astronomers have discovered.
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