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Weighing the Milky Way Galaxy

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


The Flashy NGC 3370

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


Let's Make a 4X Space Game with Unity - Part 14 Spiral Galaxies 3

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

Let's Make a 4X Space Game with Unity - Part 13 Spiral Galaxies 2

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

Let's Make a 4X Space Game with Unity - Part 12 Starting Spiral Galaxies

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. 1,095 more words

NGC 4861

Although it looks more like a comet that a spiral galaxy, it’s mass, size, and rotational velocity tell us it really is a spiral. It’s luminous tail would be more typically associated with a irregular dwarf galaxy,

Image Credit: ESA / NASA


The Needle Galaxy

NGC 4565 is sometimes called the Needle Galaxy. It’s an edge-on spiral galaxy located about 30 million light-years away in the constellation Coma Berenices (Berenice’s Hair). 14 more words