Explore Closest Starburst, Starburst Galaxy, and more!

Explore related topics

Lurking behind dust and stars near the plane of our Milky Way Galaxy, IC 10 is a mere 2.3 million light-years distant. Its light dimmed by the intervening dust, the irregular dwarf galaxy still shows off vigorous star-forming regions that shine with a telltale reddish glow in this colorful skyscape. In fact, also a member of the Local Group of galaxies, IC 10 is the closest known starburst galaxy.

Lurking behind dust and stars near the plane of our Milky Way Galaxy, IC 10 is a mere 2.3 million light-years distant. Its light dimmed by the intervening dust, the irregular dwarf galaxy still shows off vigorous star-forming regions that shine with a telltale reddish glow in this colorful skyscape. In fact, also a member of the Local Group of galaxies, IC 10 is the closest known starburst galaxy.

Irregular Galaxy | NGC 6822 Irregular Galaxy (Barnard's Galaxy)

Irregular Galaxy | NGC 6822 Irregular Galaxy (Barnard's Galaxy)

Dwarfs gobbling dwarfs: a tidal star stream around NGC 4449 - http://www.cosmotography.com/images/lrg_ngc4449.html

Dwarfs gobbling dwarfs: a tidal star stream around NGC 4449 - http://www.cosmotography.com/images/lrg_ngc4449.html

NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has produced this beautiful image of the spiral galaxy IC 2233, one of the flattest galaxies known. Lying in the constellation of Lynx, IC 2233 is located about 40 million light-years away from Earth. This galaxy was discovered by British astronomer Isaac Roberts in 1894.

NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has produced this beautiful image of the spiral galaxy IC 2233, one of the flattest galaxies known. Lying in the constellation of Lynx, IC 2233 is located about 40 million light-years away from Earth. This galaxy was discovered by British astronomer Isaac Roberts in 1894.

NGC 2276 and NGC 2300 are "boundary" targets in that they are the northernmost objects in the New General Catalog of space stuff. NGC 2276 is a beautiful spiral galaxy that is punctuated by pink star forming regions. In fact it has one of the highest rates of star formation that has been measured. Its neighbor, NGC 2300, appears as a regular elliptical galaxy that shows some evidence of shells (and perhaps former structure).

NGC 2276 and NGC 2300 are "boundary" targets in that they are the northernmost objects in the New General Catalog of space stuff. NGC 2276 is a beautiful spiral galaxy that is punctuated by pink star forming regions. In fact it has one of the highest rates of star formation that has been measured. Its neighbor, NGC 2300, appears as a regular elliptical galaxy that shows some evidence of shells (and perhaps former structure).

See Explanation. Clicking on the picture will download the highest resolution version available.

See Explanation. Clicking on the picture will download the highest resolution version available.

STARS bracelet  The core of the galaxy Blue Stars .Parecido AM 0644-741- a diamond-encrusted bracelet, a ring of brilliant blue star clusters wraps around the yellowish nucleus which was once a normal spiral galaxy. This image Credit: Hubble Space Telescope NASA

STARS bracelet The core of the galaxy Blue Stars .Parecido AM 0644-741- a diamond-encrusted bracelet, a ring of brilliant blue star clusters wraps around the yellowish nucleus which was once a normal spiral galaxy. This image Credit: Hubble Space Telescope NASA

Pinterest
Search