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From ESA- "Found: Andromeda’s first spinning neutron star"

European Space Agency

31 March 2016
Paolo Esposito
INAF-Istituto di Astrofisica Spaziale e Fisica Cosmica, Milan, Italy
Email: paoloesp@iasf-milano.inaf.it

Gian Luca Israel
INAF-Osservatorio Astronomica di Roma, Italy… 920 more words

Basic Research

The Dark Skies of Anglesey, North Wales

Spent a few days up on Anglesey near Penmon where they have stunning dark skies so I took the opportunity to do a little astrophotography from the back garden of the cottage, which overlooked the sea to the north. 219 more words

Stars & Star Clusters

Andromeda (1899)

This picture of the Andromeda galaxy (also known as Messier 31 or M31) was made by astronomer Isaac Roberts in 1899. The first photographs of that galaxy were taken a couple of years earlier in 1887 by Roberts from his private observatory in Sussex, England. 39 more words


andromeda galaxy

Die Andromeda-Galaxie (M31) mit ihren Begleitern M32 und M110, aufgenommen am 06.02.2016. Belichtung 25x90s, Teleobjektiv 200mm f/8, ISO2000, 4 Dark-Frames, 3 Flat-Frames. Bildverarbeitung mit DeepSkyStacker und Photoshop mit AstronomyTools. 53 more words


Globular Clusters

This is Hubble’s rendition of a smashed rock in someone’s driveway.  LOL!  It kind of looks like that…  Globular clusters are large aggregations of stars, that are gravitation-ally bound, not ‘Big gobs of spit!’  Our galaxy contains about 150 globular clusters.  413 more words


NuStar’s latest image maps Andromeda’s dead stars

NuSTAR has observed 40 “X-ray binaries” — intense sources of X-rays comprised of a black hole or neutron star that feeds off a stellar companion. 532 more words


X-ray Sources in Andromeda

The Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (or NuSTAR) has captured the best high-energy X-ray view yet of a band across Andromeda, our nearest large, neighboring galaxy. The satellite has observed 40 “X-ray binaries,” intense sources of X-rays comprised of a black hole or neutron star that feeds off a stellar companion.

Image Credit: NASA