Like early explorers mapping the continents of our globe, astronomers are busy charting the spiral structure of our galaxy, the Milky Way. Using infrared images from NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope, scientists have discovered that the Milky Way’s elegant spiral structure is dominated by just two arms sweeping off the ends of a central bar of stars. 1,847 more words
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From www.wired.com – Behold the Orion Nebula’s many stars, a gorgeous green aurora, and more dazzling visions of Saturn this week in space.
Image credit & copyright: NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope.
Located about 98 million light years away in the constellation Leo (The Lion) is this beautiful Grand Design Spiral Galaxy cataloged as NGC 3370 and it’s shown here in amazing HD thanks to the great orbiting legend in the sky; the Hubble Space Telescope. 314 more words
Hi guys and welcome to part 14. In the last part we added a central mass of stars and stopped the stars colliding with each other. 879 more words
Hey guys and welcome to part 13. In the last part we started to add spiral galaxies to our game. In this part we will keep going with this, adding more stars to the centre and making sure no stars collide with each other. 901 more words
Hi guys and welcome to part 12. In the last part we added a selection icon so it was easier to see which object our mouse was over. 1,007 more words