It is the artist’s impression that shows the detection of a repetitive fast radio burst seen in blue, which is in orbit with an astrophysical object seen in pink.
Rapid radio bursts, which create a downpour leaving their host galaxy in a bright rush of radio waves, have helped uncover “missing matter” in space.
A new type of explosion has been found in a small galaxy 500 million light-years from Earth. This type of explosion is called a fast blue optical passage.
Astronomers have discovered a rare species of galaxy described as a “cosmic ring of fire.” An illustration by this artist depicts a galaxy as it existed 11 billion years ago.
It’s the artist’s impression of the Wolfe Disk, a huge rotating galaxy of disks in the early universe.
The bright yellow “bend” near the center of this image shows where a planet may be forming around the star AB Aurigae. The image was taken with a very large telescope of the European Observatory in the south.
An illustration by this artist depicts the orbits of two stars and an invisible black hole 1,000 light-years from Earth. This system includes one star (a small orbit seen in blue) that orbits with a newly discovered black hole (orbit in red), as well as a third star in a wider orbit (also in blue).
This illustration shows a star core, known as a white dwarf, pulled into orbit around a black hole. During each orbit, a black hole separates more material from the star and pulls it into a glowing disk of material around the black hole. Before meeting the black hole, the star was a red giant in the final stages of stellar evolution.
An illustration by this artist depicts the collision of two icy, dusty bodies 125 kilometers wide around the orbit of the bright star Fomalhaut, 25 light-years away. Observing the consequences of this collision was once considered an exoplanet.
This is the artist’s impression of the interstellar comet 2I / Borisov as it travels through our solar system. New observations revealed carbon monoxide in the comet’s tail as the sun warmed the comet.
This rosette pattern is the orbit of a star, called S2, around a supermassive black hole at the center of our Milky Way galaxy.
This is the artist’s illustration of SN2016aps, which astronomers believe is the brightest supernova they have ever noticed.
This is the artist’s illustration of a brown dwarf or a “failed star” object and its magnetic field. The atmosphere of the brown dwarf rotates at different speeds, which allowed astronomers to determine the wind speed on the object.
An artistic illustration depicts a black hole of medium mass carved into a star.
This is the artist’s impression of a large star known as HD74423 and its much smaller red dwarf companion in the binary star system. The large star appears to pulsate on one side only and distorts it by gravitational pulling its accompanying star into a teardrop shape.
It is the artist’s impression of two white dwarfs in the process of merging. While astronomers expected it could cause a supernova, they found a specimen of two white dwarf stars that survived the merger.
A combination of space and ground-based telescopes has found evidence of the largest explosion seen in space. The explosion was created by a black hole located in the central galaxy of the Ophiuchus cluster, which ejected jets and carved a large cavity in the surrounding hot gas.
The red superior star Betelgeuse, in the constellation Orion, is going through an unprecedented eclipse. This image was taken in January using a very large telescope from the European Observatory.
This new ALMA image shows the outcome of the battle star: the complex and stunning gas environment that surrounds the binary star system HD101584.
NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope captured the Tarantula Nebula in two wavelengths of infrared light. Red represents hot gas, and blue region interstellar dust.
The white dwarf, left, pulls the brown dwarf material, right, about 3,000 light-years from Earth.
This image shows the orbits of six G objects in the center of our galaxy, and a supermassive black hole is indicated by a white cross. Stars, gas and dust are in the background.
After the stars die, their particles are expelled into space, which in turn form new stars. In one case, stardust was embedded in a meteorite that fell to Earth. This illustration shows that stardust could have originated from a source like the Egg Nebula to create grains collected from a meteorite that landed in Australia.
The former North Star, Alpha Draconis or Thuban, is rounded off here in a picture of the northern sky.
The Galaxy UGC 2885, nicknamed the “Godzilla Galaxy,” is perhaps the largest in the local universe.
The galaxy hosts a recently tracked fast radio burst acquired by the Gemini-North 8-meter telescope.
The central region of the Milky Way was conceived using the very large telescope of the European Observatory in the south.
This is an artist’s illustration of how to make MAMBO-9 look in visible light. The galaxy is very dusty and most of the stars have yet to be built. The two components indicate that the galaxy is in the process of merging.
Astronomers have found a white dwarf star surrounded by a gas disk created from an icy planet of giants torn apart by gravity.
New measurements of a black hole in the center of the galaxy Holm 15A reveal that it is 40 billion times more massive than our sun, making it the heaviest known black hole to be measured directly.
A close-up view of an interstellar comet passing through our solar system can be seen from the left. On the right, astronomers used an image of the Earth for comparison.
The NGC 6240 galaxy contains three supermassive black holes in its core.
Gamma ray shots are shown in the illustration by this artist. They can be triggered by a collision or neutron stars or the explosion of a super massive star, which will crash into a black hole.
Two gaseous peacock-like clouds were found in the neighboring dwarf galaxy, the Large Magellanic Cloud. In these images, using the ALMA telescope, red and green highlight the molecular gas while blue indicates ionized hydrogen gas.
The artistic impression of the great black hole of the Milky Way throws a star from the center of the galaxy.
The Jack-oe Lantern Nebula is located on the edge of the Milky Way. The radiation of a massive star in its center has created eerie gaps in the fog that make it look like a carved pumpkin.
This new image from NASA / ESA’s Hubble Space Telescope captures two galaxies of equal size in a ghost-like collision. This observation was conducted on June 19, 2019 in visible light by the Advanced Telescope Survey Camera.
The new SPHERE / VLT image of Hygia, which could be the smallest dwarf planet in the solar system to date. As an object in the main asteroid belt, Hygiea immediately met three of the four requirements to be classified as a dwarf planet: it orbits the Sun, is not the moon, and, unlike the planet, did not clear the neighborhood around its orbit. The last requirement is that it has enough mass for its own gravity to pull it into a roughly spherical shape. These are now VLT discoveries about Hygieia.
This is an artistic depiction of what a massive galaxy from early space might look like. The display shows that star formation in the galaxy illuminates the surrounding gas. Picture of James Josephides / Swinburne Astronomy Productions, Christina Williams / University of Arizona and Ivo Labbe / Swinburne.
This is the artist’s illustration of a disk with gas and dust around the star HD 163296. The gaps on the disk are probably the location of the planets that are forming.
This is a two-color composite image of Comet 2I / Borisov taken with the Gemini North Telescope on September 10th.
This illustration shows a young star-shaped planet in a “baby-resistant” system.
Using the simulation, astronomers shed light on pale gaseous filaments consisting of a cosmic network in a huge cluster of galaxies.
The Hubble Wide Space Telescope camera observed Saturn in June as the planet approached Earth at approximately 1.36 billion kilometers this year.
The artist’s impression of huge bursts of ionizing radiation exploding from the center of the Milky Way and affecting the Magellanic Stream.
A large millimeter / submillimeter array of Atacama captured an unprecedented image of two circular disks, in which children’s stars grow, feeding them material from the surrounding disk.
This is the artist’s illustration of what a moon the size of Neptune would look like in orbit around the gaseous exoplanet Kepler-1625b in a stellar system 8,000 light-years from Earth. It could be the first exomoon ever discovered.
This infrared image from NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope shows a cloud of gas and dust full of bubbles inflated by wind and radiation from massive young stars. Each bubble is filled with hundreds to thousands of stars, which form from dense clouds of gas and dust.
This is the artist’s impression of the FRB 181112 fast-burst path traveling from a distant host galaxy to Earth. Along the way, he passed through the halo of the galaxy.
After crossing too close to the supermassive black hole, the star in this artistic concept pours into a thin stream of gas, which then pulls around the black hole and crashes into itself, creating a brilliant shock and ejecting more hot material.
Comparison of GJ 3512 with the solar system and other nearby red dwarf planetary systems. Planets around solar mass stars can grow until they start to form gas and become giant planets like Jupiter, in a few million years. But we thought that small stars like Proxima, TRAPPIST-1, Teegardern’s star, and GJ 3512, could not form Jupiter’s mass planets.
The collision of three galaxies set up three supermassive black holes in the path of collision with each other in a system a billion light-years from Earth.
2I / Borisov is the first interstellar comet observed in our solar system and only the second observational interstellar visitor to our solar system.
KIC 8462852, also known as Boyajian’s Star or Tabby’s Star, is 1,000 light-years away. It is 50% larger than our sun and 1,000 degrees warmer. And it doesn’t behave like any other star, it drops occasionally and twinkles. The dust around the star, shown here in the artistic illustration, is perhaps the most likely cause of its strange behavior.
This is the artist’s impression that the momentum of a huge neutron star is delayed due to the passage of a white dwarf star between the neutron star and the Earth. Because of this delay, astronomers have discovered the most massive neutron star to date.
The VISTA telescope of the European Southern Observatory captured a stunning image of the Large Magellanic Cloud, one of our closest galactic neighbors. Near the infrared capabilities of the telescope, it shows millions of individual stars.
Astronomers believe that Comet C / 2019 Q4 could be the second known interstellar visitor to our solar system. It was first observed on August 30, and was recorded by the Canada-France-Hawaii telescope on the Big Island of Hawaii on September 10, 2019.
The star known as S0-2, represented as a blue-green object in this artist’s illustration, came closest to the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way 2018. This provided a test for Einstein’s theory of general relativity.
This is a radio image of the galactic center of the Milky Way. The radio bubbles detected by MeerKAT extend vertically above and below the plane of the galaxy.
Kilanov was photographed by the Hubble Space Telescope in 2016, and was seen here next to a red arrow. Kilans are huge explosions that create heavy elements like gold and platinum.
This is an artist’s depiction of a black hole that will swallow a neutron star. Detectors signaled this possible event on August 14th.
Pictured by this artist is LHS 3844b, a rocky exoplanet nearby. It is 1.3 times the mass of the Earth and orbits a cold M-dwarf star. The surface of the planet is probably dark and covered with cooled volcanic material and there is no atmosphere that can be detected.
The artistic concept of a huge star exploding in a dense stellar environment.
The Galaxy NGC 5866 is 44 million light-years from Earth. It seems flat because its edge can only be seen in this image taken by NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope.
The Hubble Space Telescope made a brilliant new portrait of Jupiter, showing its vivid colors and swirling clouds in the atmosphere.
This is the artist’s impression of ancient massive and distant galaxies observed with ALMA.
Glowing gaseous clouds and newborn stars form a seagull fog in one of the spiral arms of the Milky Way galaxy.
An artistic concept of what the first stars looked like soon after the Big Bang.
The spiral galaxy NGC 2985 is located more than 70 million light-years from our solar system in the constellation Ursa.
Early in the history of the universe, the Milky Way galaxy collided with the dwarf galaxy, to the left, which helped shape the ring and structure of our galaxy as it is known today.
An artistic illustration of a thin disk embedded in a supermassive black hole at the center of the spiral galaxy NGC 3147, 130 million light-years away.
Hubble captured this representation of a spiral galaxy called NGC 972 that appears to be blooming with a new star formation. An orange glow occurs when hydrogen gas reacts to intense light flowing outward from nearby newborn stars.
This is the jellyfish galaxy JO201.
The Eta Carinae star system, located 7,500 light-years from Earth, experienced a major explosion in 1838, and the Hubble Space Telescope is still recording its effects. A new image of ultraviolet radiation reveals warm glowing gas clouds that resemble fireworks.
‘Oumuamua, the first observed interstellar visitor to our solar system, is shown in an artistic illustration.
This is an artistic depiction of ancient supernovae that bombarded Earth with cosmic energy millions of years ago.
The artist’s impression that the Austrian radio telescope SKA Pathfinder found a quick recording of the radio in CSIRO and determined its precise location.
The Whirlpool galaxy has been recorded at different light wavelengths. To the left is a picture of visible light. The following image combines visible and infrared light, while the two on the right show different wavelengths of infrared light.
The electrically charged C60 molecules, in which 60 carbon atoms are arranged in a hollow sphere resembling a soccer ball, were found by the Hubble Space Telescope in an interstellar medium between star systems.
These are enlarged galaxies behind large galaxies. Pink halos reveal the gas that surrounds distant galaxies and its structure. The effect of the gravitational lens of a cluster multiplies images of galaxies.
An illustration by this artist depicts a blue quasar at the center of the galaxy.
A NICER detector on the International Space Station recorded 22 months of night-time X-ray data to create this map of the entire sky.
NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope has captured this mosaic of star-forming regions Cepheus C and Cepheus B.
The Galaxy NGC 4485 collided with its larger galactic neighbor NGC 4490 million years ago, leading to the creation of new stars seen on the right side of the image.
Astronomers have developed a mosaic of distant space, called the Hubble Legacy Field, that documents 16 years of observations from the Hubble Space Telescope. The image contains 200,000 galaxies stretching back 13.3 billion years, to just 500 million years after the Big Bang.
A ground-based telescope with a view of the Great Magellanic Cloud, a neighboring galaxy of our Milky Way. The fragment was taken by the Hubble Space Telescope and shows one of the star clusters in the galaxy.
One of the brightest planetary nebulae in the sky and first discovered in 1878, the NGC 7027 nebula can be seen toward the constellation of Cygnus.
Asteroid 6478 Gault is seen with the NASA / ESA Hubble Space Telescope, and shows two narrow debris like comet debris that tell us that the asteroid is slowly going through self-destruction. The bright stripes around the asteroid are the background stars. The asteroid Gault is located 214 million miles from the Sun, between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter.
The spiritual shell in this picture is a supernova, and the glowing path that leads from it is a pulsar.
Hidden in one of the darkest corners of the constellation Orion, this Cosmic Bat spreads its murky wings through interstellar space two thousand light-years away. It is illuminated by young stars nestled in their core – although they are shrouded in opaque clouds of dust, their bright rays still illuminate the nebula.
In this illustration, several rings of dust are circling the sun. These rings are formed when the gravity of the planet pulls grains of dust into orbit around the sun. Recently, scientists discovered a ring of dust in Mercury’s orbit. Others hypothesize that the source of the Venus ring from dust is a group of never-before-discovered co-orbital asteroids.
This is the artist’s impression of the globular star clusters surrounding the Milky Way.
The artist’s impression of life on a planet in orbit around a binary star system, visible as two suns in the sky.
An artistic illustration of one of the most distant objects of the solar system observed so far, VG18 2018 – also known as “Farout”. The pink hue suggests the presence of ice. We still have no idea what “FarFarOut” looks like.
This is the artistic concept of the small moon Hippocampus discovered by the Hubble Space Telescope. Just 20 miles around, it’s actually perhaps a broken fragment of a much larger neighboring moon, Proteus, seen as a crescent in the background.
In this illustration, the asteroid (bottom left) decays under the strong gravity of LSPM J0207 + 3331, the oldest, coldest white dwarf known to be surrounded by a ring of dusty debris. Scientists believe that the infrared signal system is best explained by two different rings composed of dust brought by decaying asteroids.
The artist’s impression of the distorted and distorted Milky Way disc. This occurs when the rotational forces of the massive center of the galaxy pull on the outer disk.
It is believed that this range of the Kuiper belt of 1.3 kilometers (0.8 miles) will be discovered by researchers at the edge of the solar system, a step between dust and ice balls and fully formed planets.
Footage, taken by NASA’s Curiosity Mars rotor on the Vera Rubin reef before moving to a new location.
The Hubble Space Telescope has found a dwarf galaxy hiding behind a large star cluster located in our cosmic neighborhood. It is so old and intact that researchers have called it a “living fossil” from the early universe.
How did massive black holes form in the early universe? The rotating gaseous disk of this halo of dark matter disintegrates into three clusters that disintegrate under their own gravity and form supermassive stars. These stars will disintegrate quickly and create massive black holes.
NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope captured this image of the Large Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy in our own Milky Way galaxy. Astrophysicists now believe this could collide with our galaxy in two billion years.
The mysterious bright object in the sky, called the “Cow”, was recorded in real time by telescopes around the world. Astronomers believe it could be the birth of a black hole or a neutron star or a new class of objects.
The illustration shows the discovery of a rapidly recurring rapid radio explosion from a mysterious source 3 billion light-years from Earth.
Comet 46P / Wirtanen will pass within 7 million miles of Earth on December 16th. The bright green coma is the size of Jupiter, although the comet itself is about three-quarters of a mile in diameter.
This mosaic image of the asteroid Bennu consists of 12 images of PolyCam collected on December 2 by the spacecraft OSIRIS-REx at a range of 15 miles.
This image of a globular set of stars by the Hubble Space Telescope is one of the oldest known collections of stars. The cluster, named NGC 6752, is more than 10 billion years old.
Apep image taken with a VISIR camera on a very large telescope of the European Observatory. This stellar “rotating wheel” system is most likely doomed to an end to the long-lasting decay of gamma rays.
The artist’s impression of the galaxy Abell 2597, depicts a supermassive black hole emitting a cold molecular gas like the pump of a giant intergalactic fountain.
An image of a wild duck cluster in which each star is about 250 million years old.
These images reveal the final phase of the fusion of pairs of galactic nuclei into disordered nuclei of colliding galaxies.
Radio image of hydrogen gas in a small magnetic cloud. Astronomers believe that the dwarf galaxy is slowly dying and will eventually be swallowed by the Milky Way.
Additional evidence of a supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way galaxy has been found. This visualization uses simulation data of orbital gas motions rotating about 30% of the speed of light in a circular orbit around a black hole.
Does that look like a bat to you? This giant shadow comes from a bright star that bounced off the dusty disk that surrounds it.
Hey, Bennu! NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission is on its way to meet the primitive asteroid Benn sending images back as it approaches its December 3 target.
These three plates reveal the supernova before, during and after it occurred 920 million light-years from Earth (from left to right). The supernova, named iPTF14gqr, is unusual because, although the star was massive, the explosion was quick and quiet. Researchers believe this is due to an accompanying star that drove away its mass.
An artistic illustration of Planet X that could shape the orbits of smaller, extremely distant objects in the solar system like the 2015 TG387.
This is an artistic concept of what SIMP J01365663 + 0933473 might look like. It has 12.7 times the mass of Jupiter, but the magnetic field is 200 times stronger than Jupiter’s. This object is 20 light years from Earth. It is on the boundary line between being a planet or a brown dwarf.
The Andromeda galaxy cannibalized and dismembered the once large galaxy M32p, leaving behind this compact remnant of the galaxy known as M32. It is completely unique and contains a wealth of young stars.
Twelve months have been found around Jupiter. This graph shows various groups of the Moon and their orbits, with a newly discovered bold one.
Scientists and observatories around the world have managed to track down a high-energy neutrino to a galaxy with a supermassive, fast-centering black hole at its center, known as a blazar. The galaxy sits to the left of Orion’s shoulder in its constellation and is about 4 billion light-years from Earth.
Planets do not only emerge from the air, but require gas, dust, and other processes that astronomers do not fully understand. It’s the artist’s impression of what “infant” planets that form around a young star look like.
These negative images from 2015 BZ509, which are surrounded by yellow, show the first known interstellar object to become a permanent part of our solar system. An exo-asteroid was probably drawn into our solar system from another stellar system 4.5 billion years ago. It then settled into retrograde orbit around Jupiter.
A close look at a diamond matrix in a meteorite that landed in Sudan in 2008. This is considered to be the first evidence of a proto-planet that helped form terrestrial planets in our solar system.
2004 EW95 is the first carbon-rich asteroid to be confirmed to exist in the Kuiper belt and a relic of the primordial solar system. This curious object probably formed in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter before flying billions of kilometers to its current home in the Kuiper belt.
NASA / ESA’s Hubble Space Telescope is celebrating its 28th anniversary in space with this stunning and vivid image of the Lagoon Nebula 4,000 light-years from Earth. While the entire nebula is 55 light-years old, this image reveals only a fraction of about four light-years.
This is a more stellar view of the Lagoon fog, using Hubble’s infrared capabilities. The reason you can see more stars is that the infrared has the ability to intersect clouds of dust and gas to reveal an abundance of young stars within the nebula, as well as more distant stars in the background.
The rosette nebula is located 5000 light years from Earth. The recognizable nebula, which some claim is more reminiscent of a skull, has an opening in the middle that creates the illusion of its shape like a rose.
This inner slope of the Martian crater has several seasonal dark stripes called “repetitive slope lines” or RSL, which the November 2017 report interprets as granular currents rather than darkening due to running water. The image is from the HiRISE camera on NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
The impression of this artist shows the explosion of a supernova, which contains the radiance of 100 million suns. The supernova iPTF14hls, which has exploded several times, may be the most massive and longest-lived ever observed.
This illustration shows hydrocarbon compounds splitting into carbon and hydrogen inside ice giants, like Neptune, turning into a “diamond (rain) shower”.
This striking image is a stellar nursery in the Orion Mist, where the stars are born. The red filament is part of an ammonia molecule 50 light-years long. The blue color represents the fog of Orion. This image is an integral part of the observations of the Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope and NASA’s wide-field infrared telescope. “We still don’t understand in detail how large clouds of gas in our Galaxy are collapsing into new stars,” said Rachel Friesen, one of the main collaboration investigators. “But ammonia is a great tracker of the dense gases that stars make.”
This is what the Earth and its moon from Mars look like. The image is an integral part of the best image of the Earth and the best moon in the image taken on November 20, 2016 by NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. The orbiter camera images in three wavelength bands: infrared, red, and blue-green. Mars was about 127 million miles from Earth when the images were taken.
Initially, PGC 1000714 was considered an ordinary elliptical galaxy, but closer analysis revealed an incredibly rare discovery of a Hoag-type galaxy. It has a round core surrounded by two separate rings.
NASA’s Cassini spacecraft captured these images of the planet’s mysterious jet stream in December 2016. The hexagon was discovered in images taken by Voyager spacecraft in the early 1980s. It is estimated to have a diameter wider than two Earths.
The dead star gives off a greenish glow in the Hubble Space Telescope image of the Crab Nebula, located about 6,500 light-years from Earth in the constellation Taurus. NASA released a picture for Halloween 2016 and played the theme in its release. The agency said “a lens that looks great still has a pulse.” In the center of the Crab Nebula is the crushed nucleus, or “heart” of the exploded star. The heart rotates 30 times per second and creates a magnetic field that generates 1 trillion volts, NASA said.
Looking through thick clouds of galactic bulge dust, an international team of astronomers discovered an unusual mixture of stars in a star cluster called Terzan 5. New results show that Terzan 5 is one of the original building blocks of the bulge, most likely a relic of the very early days of the Milky Way.
An artistic conception of the planet Nina, which would be the most distant planet within our solar system. Similar orbits of clusters of extreme objects at the edge of our solar system suggest that a massive planet is located there.
Illustration of the orbit of new and previously known extremely distant objects of the solar system. The grouping of most of their orbits indicates that they are likely to be affected by something massive and very distant, the proposed Planet X.
Greet the dark galaxy Dragon 44. Like our Milky Way, it has a core of spherical clusters of stars around its core.
A classic new one occurs when a white dwarf star receives matter from its secondary star (red dwarf) over a period of time, causing a thermonuclear reaction on the surface that eventually erupts in a single visible eruption. This creates a brightness of 10,000 times which is shown here in the art representation.
Gravitational lenses and space deformations are visible in this image of near and distant galaxies taken by Hubble.
At the center of our Milky Way galaxy, researchers have discovered an X-shaped structure within a tightly packed group of stars.
Meet UGC 1382: What astronomers thought was a normal elliptical galaxy (left) actually turned out to be a huge disk galaxy made up of different parts when viewed with ultraviolet and deep optical data (middle and right). In a complete reversal of the normal structure of the galaxy, the center is younger than the outer spiral disk.
NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope captured this image of the Crab Nebula and its “beating heart,” which is the neutron star to the right of the two bright stars in the center of this image. The neutron star pulsates 30 times per second. Rainbow colors are visible due to the movement of material in the fog that occurs during the time lag of the image.
The Hubble Space Telescope captured an image of a hidden galaxy paler than Andromeda or the Milky Way. This small-area light galaxy, called UGC 477, is more than 110 million light-years away in the constellation Pisces.
19. travnja NASA je objavila nove slike svijetlih kratera na Ceresu. Ova fotografija prikazuje krater Haulani koji ima dokaze o klizištima s ruba. Znanstvenici vjeruju da su neki krateri na patuljastom planetu svijetli jer su relativno novi.
Ova ilustracija prikazuje milijune zrna prašine NASA-in svemirski brod Cassini uzorkovao je u blizini Saturna. Čini se da ih je nekoliko desetaka izvan našeg Sunčevog sustava.
Ova slika s anketnog teleskopa VLT u ESO-ovom opservatoriju Paranal u Čileu pokazuje zapanjujuću koncentraciju galaksija poznatih kao Fornax klaster, koje se mogu naći u južnoj hemisferi. U sredini ovog grozda, na sredini tri svijetla mrljica na lijevoj strani slike, nalazi se cD galaksija – galaktički kanibal koji je narastao u veličini konzumirajući manje galaksije.
Ova slika prikazuje središnju regiju magline Tarantula u velikom magnetskom oblaku. Mlada i gusta zvijezdana skupina R136, koja sadrži stotine masivnih zvijezda, vidljiva je u donjem desnom kutu slike snimljene svemirskim teleskopom Hubble.
U ožujku 2016. astronomi su objavili članak o snažnim crvenim bljeskovima iz binarnog sustava V404 Cygni u 2015. Ova ilustracija prikazuje crnu rupu, sličnu onoj u V404 Cygni, koja proždre materijal iz zvijezde u orbiti.
This image shows the elliptical galaxy NGC 4889, deeply embedded within the Coma galaxy cluster. There is a gigantic supermassive black hole at the center of the galaxy.
An artist’s impression of 2MASS J2126, which takens 900,000 years to orbit its star, 1 trillion kilometers away.
Caltech researchers have found evidence of a giant planet tracing a bizarre, highly elongated orbit in the outer solar system. The object, nicknamed Planet Nine, has a mass about 10 times that of Earth and orbits about 20 times farther from the sun on average than does Neptune.
An artist’s impression of what a black hole might look like. In February, researchers in China said they had spotted a super-massive black hole 12 billion times the size of the sun.
Are there are oceans on any of Jupiter’s moons? The Juice probe shown in this artist’s impression aims to find out. Picture courtesy of ESA/AOES
Astronomers have discovered powerful auroras on a brown dwarf that is 20 light-years away. This is an artist’s concept of the phenomenon.
Venus, bottom, and Jupiter shine brightly above Matthews, North Carolina, on Monday, June 29. The apparent close encounter, called a conjunction, has been giving a dazzling display in the summer sky. Although the two planets appear to be close together, in reality they are millions of miles apart.
Jupiter’s icy moon Europa may be the best place in the solar system to look for extraterrestrial life, according to NASA. The moon is about the size of Earth’s moon, and there is evidence it has an ocean beneath its frozen crust that may hold twice as much water as Earth. NASA’s 2016 budget includes a request for $30 million to plan a mission to investigate Europa. The image above was taken by the Galileo spacecraft on November 25, 1999. It’s a 12-frame mosaic and is considered the the best image yet of the side of Europa that faces Jupiter.
This nebula, or cloud of gas and dust, is called RCW 34 or Gum 19. The brightest areas you can see are where the gas is being heated by young stars. Eventually the gas burst outward like champagne after a bottle is uncorked. Scientists call this champagne flow. This new image of the nebula was captured by the European Space Organization’s Very Large Telescope in Chile. RCW 34 is in the constellation Vela in the southern sky. The name means “sails of a ship” in Latin.
The Hubble Space Telescope captured images of Jupiter’s three great moons — Io, Callisto, and Europa — passing by at once.
Using powerful optics, astronomers have found a planet-like body, J1407b, with rings 200 times the size of Saturn’s. This is an artist’s depiction of the rings of planet J1407b, which are eclipsing a star.
A patch of stars appears to be missing in this image from the La Silla Observatory in Chile. But the stars are actually still there behind a cloud of gas and dust called Lynds Dark Nebula 483. The cloud is about 700 light years from Earth in the constellation Serpens (The Serpent).
This is the largest Hubble Space Telescope image ever assembled. It’s a portion of the galaxy next door, Andromeda (M31).
NASA has captured a stunning new image of the so-called “Pillars of Creation,” one of the space agency’s most iconic discoveries. The giant columns of cold gas, in a small region of the Eagle Nebula, were popularized by a similar image taken by the Hubble Space Telescope in 1995.
Astronomers using the Hubble Space pieced together this picture that shows a small section of space in the southern-hemisphere constellation Fornax. Within this deep-space image are 10,000 galaxies, going back in time as far as a few hundred million years after the Big Bang.
Planetary nebula Abell 33 appears ring-like in this image, taken using the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope. The blue bubble was created when an aging star shed its outer layers and a star in the foreground happened to align with it to create a “diamond engagement ring” effect.
This Hubble image looks a floating marble or a maybe a giant, disembodied eye. But it’s actually a nebula with a giant star at its center. Scientists think the star used to be 20 times more massive than our sun, but it’s dying and is destined to go supernova.
Composite image of B14-65666 showing the distributions of dust (red), oxygen (green), and carbon (blue), observed by ALMA and stars (white) observed by the Hubble Space Telescope.
Artist’s impression of the merging galaxies B14-65666 located 13 billion light years-away.