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Image of the Day: 15/8/14

(Photo Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA Acknowledgement: Judy Schmidt)

This new Hubble Space Telescope image has captured a whole host of colourful and differently shaped galaxies. Some galaxies are bright and nearby while others are fuzzy and located so far away from Earth that they appear as small specks in the background sky.  137 more words


Image of the Day: 29/7/14

(Photo Credit: ESA/Herschel/PACS/HerM33es Key Programme/C. Kramer/M. Boquien)

This is the nearby M33 galaxy, also known as the Triangulum Galaxy, pictured blossoming with star birth. 170 more words

Image Of The Day

Image of the Day: 14/7/14

(Photo Credit: ESA/Hubble/NASA/D. Calzetti/the LEGUS Team)

This photograph, captured by the Hubble Space Telescope, shows the nearby spiral galaxy, NGC 1433. Located around 32 million light-years from Earth, NGC 1433 is a Seyfert galaxy, a type of galaxy classification that accounts for only 10% of all galaxies. 90 more words


Seven new dwarf galaxies discovered

(The seven galaxies pictured surrounding the Pinwheel Galaxy – Photo Credit: Yale University)

Using a new, unique type of telescope, Yale University astronomers have discovered seven dwarf galaxies that surround M101, the well-known Pinwheel Galaxy.  523 more words

Outside Our Solar System

Teachers have a choice…

Choosing the spiral galaxy metaphor

If we choose to act as spiral-galaxy teachers, we can activate energy in our students. When we visualize them as dual-foci beings, we raise our consciousness to look beyond appearances into the real selves before us. 336 more words