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APOD: 2024 February 20 – AM1054: Stars Form as Galaxies Collide

APOD: 2024 February 20 – AM1054: Stars Form as Galaxies Collide When galaxies collide, how many stars are born? For AM1054-325, featured here in a recently released image by the Hubble Space Telescope, the answer is millions. Instead of stars being destroyed as galaxy AM1054-325 and a nearby galaxy circle each other, their gravity...

Tue Feb 20, 2024 16:54
APOD: 2024 February 19 – Looking Sideways from the Parker Solar Probe

APOD: 2024 February 19 – Looking Sideways from the Parker Solar Probe What's happening near the Sun? To help find out, NASA launched the robotic Parker Solar Probe (PSP) to investigate regions closer to the Sun than ever before. The PSP's looping orbit brings it nearer to the Sun each time around -- every few months. The...

Mon Feb 19, 2024 16:05
APOD: 2024 February 18 – Hoags Object: A Nearly Perfect Ring Galaxy

APOD: 2024 February 18 – Hoags Object: A Nearly Perfect Ring Galaxy Is this one galaxy or two? This question came to light in 1950 when astronomer Arthur Hoag chanced upon this unusual extragalactic object. On the outside is a ring dominated by bright blue stars, while near the center lies a ball of much redder stars that are likely...

Sun Feb 18, 2024 16:57
Meteor over the Bay of Naples

Meteor over the Bay of Naples A cosmic dust grain plowing through the upper atmosphere much faster than a falling leaf created this brilliant meteor streak. In a serendipitous moment, the sublime night sky view was captured from the resort island of Capri, in the Bay of Naples, on the evening of February 8. Looking across the bay, the...

Sat Feb 17, 2024 17:00
Structure in the Tail of Comet 12P/Pons Brooks

Structure in the Tail of Comet 12P/Pons Brooks Heading for its next perihelion passage on April 21, Comet 12P/Pons-Brooks is growing brighter. The greenish coma of this periodic Halley-type comet has become relatively easy to observe in small telescopes. But the bluish ion tail now streaming from the active comet's coma and buffeted...

Fri Feb 16, 2024 16:11
NGC 253: Dusty Island Universe

NGC 253: Dusty Island Universe Shiny NGC 253 is one of the brightest spiral galaxies visible, and also one of the dustiest. Some call it the Silver Coin Galaxy for its appearance in small telescopes, or just the Sculptor Galaxy for its location within the boundaries of the southern constellation Sculptor. Discovered in 1783 by mathematician...

Thu Feb 15, 2024 17:04

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