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NGC 1309

NGC 1309 is a spiral galaxy about 120 million light-years away in the constellation Eridanus. It is about 75,000 light-years across which is roughly 3/4 the diameter of the Milky Way. 32 more words


NGC 3982

NGC 3982 is located about 68 million light-years away in the constellation Ursa Major. The galaxy spans about 30,000 light-years,making it about one-third of the size of our Milky Way galaxy. 55 more words


Spiral Galaxy NGC 2841 / Source / by Hubble Heritage

I feel as though, if we could fully comprehend the enormity of what we are seeing here our brains would either melt or we’d immediately start acting really good to one another and not stop until we’d fixed all of the problems we now face on this planet.


LIGO Detects Gravitational waves from Merging Block Holes

Picture Credits: NASA App

Gravitational radiation has been directly detected. The first-ever detection was made by both facilities of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) in  154 more words


Amazing Galaxy of the Week - Galaxy on Fire

This is quite a dramatic image of a spiral galaxy from Galaxy Zoo, but those red streaks are not actual physical features. They are image artifacts created when the camera was imaging the galaxy. 34 more words

Citizen Science


Messier 81 (also known as NGC 3031 or Bode’s Galaxy) is a spiral galaxy about 12 million light-years away in the constellation Ursa Major. Its active galactic nucleus harbors a supermassive black hole with roughly 70,000,000 X the mass of the Sun.

Image Credit: NASA


IC 1101

IC 1101 is a staggering 1.2 billion light years away from us!  This means we are seeing how the galaxy looked one billion, two hundred million years in the past.  166 more words