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  • Massive galaxies discovered in the early Universe

    Massive galaxies discovered in the early Universe

    ESO’s VISTA survey telescope has spied a horde of previously hidden massive galaxies that existed when the Universe was in its infancy. By discovering and studying more of these galaxies than ever before, astronomers have for the first time found out exactly when such monster galaxies first appeared. The newly discovered massive galaxies are marked on this image of the UltraVISTA field. Enjoy and share….

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  • Fermi Detects First Gamma-ray Pulsar in Another Galaxy

    Fermi Detects First Gamma-ray Pulsar in Another Galaxy

    Researchers using NASA’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope have discovered the first gamma-ray pulsar in a galaxy other than our own. The object sets a new record for the most luminous gamma-ray pulsar known. The pulsar lies in the outskirts of the Tarantula Nebula in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a small galaxy that orbits our Milky Way and is located 163,000 light-years away. The Tarantula Nebula is the largest, most active and most complex star-formation region in our galactic neighborhood. It […]

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  • A close-up Look at the Sculptor Dwarf Galaxy

    A close-up Look at the Sculptor Dwarf Galaxy

    This video zoom takes a closer look at the Sculptor Dwarf Galaxy, pictured in new image from the Wide Field Imager camera, installed on the 2.2-metre MPG/ESO telescope at ESO’s La Silla Observatory. This elusive galaxy is a close neighbor of our galaxy, the Milky Way. Despite their proximity, both galaxies have very distinct histories and characters. This galaxy is much smaller, fainter and older than the Milky Way. It appears here as a rich cloud of faint stars at […]

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  • Strange Galaxy – NGC 4550

    Strange Galaxy – NGC 4550

    NGC 4550 – a galaxy in the Virgo Cluster – has a strange property that its stars seem to to rotate in opposite directions. Professor Mike Merrifield, from the University of Nottingham, has studied this galaxy in detail. Enjoy and share…..       Celestron 31042 AstroMaster 114 EQ Reflector Telescope Price: $239.95

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  • Super-massive Black Hole at the Center of the Galaxy

    Super-massive Black Hole at the Center of the Galaxy

    Feel the pull of the largest object in our galaxy, a super massive black hole. Astronomers are discovering its properties by probing the objects that are buzzing around it at mind-boggling speeds. From a distance, our galaxy would look like a flat spiral, some 100,000 light years across, with pockets of gas, clouds of dust, and about 400 billion stars rotating around the galaxy’s center. Thick dust and blinding starlight have long obscured our vision into the mysterious inner regions […]

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  • Andromeda Galaxy

    Andromeda Galaxy

    What do we know about this neighboring galaxy? Andromeda is 2.5 million years away and yet when we look up at the night sky chances are you can see it with your naked eye. Enjoy and share….

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  • Centaurus A-NGC 5128

    Centaurus A-NGC 5128

    This is one of those videos that you want to go for much longer. Beautiful music and fantastic photography, just too short. This close-up video sequence shows the huge elliptical galaxy NGC 5128 (also known as Centaurus A). This object is the closest such galaxy to the Earth, at a distance of about 12 million light-years. Observations with ESO’s Very Large Telescope in Chile have discovered a new class of “dark” globular star clusters around this galaxy. These are marked […]

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  • Hubble View of the Galaxy Cluster Abell 3827

    Hubble View of the Galaxy Cluster Abell 3827

    This video using images from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows the rich galaxy cluster Abell 3827. The strange blue structures surrounding the central galaxies are gravitationally lensed views of a much more distant galaxy behind the cluster. Observations of the central four merging galaxies have provided hints that the dark matter around one of the galaxies is not moving with the galaxy itself, possibly implying dark matter-dark matter interactions of an unknown nature are occurring. Enjoy and share….. Celestron […]

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  • NGC 7714

    NGC 7714

    This very short video pans across the sky near to galaxy NGC 7714 in the constellation of Pisces, ending on a view of the object itself. This galaxy is in the process of merging with its neighbor NGC 7715. Tell-tale signs of this brutal process can be seen in NGC 7714’s strangely shaped arms, and in the smoky golden haze that stretches out from the galactic centre. Enjoy and share…. Celestron 21041 60mm PowerSeeker Telescope Old Price: $69.95 Price: $54.43

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  • Andromeda Galaxy

    Andromeda Galaxy

    Hubble continues to give us beautiful images. This time it is the Andromeda Galaxy. This short video pans over NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope observations of the Andromeda galaxy, otherwise known as M31. The new Hubble image of the galaxy is the biggest and sharpest Hubble image ever released and shows over 100 million stars and thousands of star clusters embedded in a section of the galaxy’s pancake-shaped disc stretching across over 40 000 light-years. Enjoy and share…. Celestron 21041 60mm […]

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