Crashing Mice Galaxies The Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS), the newest camera on Hubble, has captured a spectacular pair of galaxies engaged in a celestial dance of cat & mouse or, in this case, mouse & mouse. Located 300 million light-years away in the constellation Coma Berenices, the colliding galaxies have been nicknamed "The Mice" because of the long tails of stars & gas emanating from each galaxy. Otherwise known as NGC 4676, the pair will eventually merge into a single giant galaxy.
Hubble's newest camera captured a pair of galaxies dancing, nicnamed "the mice" because of long tails of stars gas. The pair will eventually merge into one galaxy. This image shows the most detail starts ever seen in these galaxies.
These opaque, dark knots of gas and dust are called Bok globules, and they are absorbing light in the center of the nearby emission nebula and star-forming region, NGC 281. The globules are named after astronomer Bart Bok, who proposed their existence in the 1940's.
M42/NGC 1976: Orion's Dreamy Stars - NASA Spitzer Space Telescope. The hottest stars in the region, called the Trapezium Cluster, are bright spots at center right. Radiation and winds from those stars has sculpted and blown away surrounding dust. The densest parts of the cloud appear dark at center | http://exploringuniversecollections.blogspot.com
Orion's Dreamy Stars - NASA Spitzer Space
Solar eclipse, as seen from Earth’s orbit.
Giant 'Twisters' in the Lagoon Nebula
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