Sunday, November 4, 2012

NASA Amazing Views In Space: NGC 2903 and Omega Nebula as never seen before

NGC 2903 is a beautiful spiral galaxy. Yellowish stars are older, the spiral arms have younger stars that are blue and star forming regions have red-light emissions

Credit: Canada France Hawaii Telescope Coelum 

A colorful collection of 100,000 stars are displayed in this small region inside the Omega Centauri globular cluster, a dense group of nearly 10 million stars. Omega Centauri is one of the biggest star clusters in the Milky Way.

Credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble SM4 ERO Team

Globular cluster Messier 70 experienced a cor collapse in the past meaning that even more stars squeeze into the object's core than usual. The brightness of the cluster increases steadily towards it\s center. Messier 70 orbits close to the center of the Milky Way Galaxy, about 30,000 light years away from the solar system. 


Mysteriously Bright Black Holes Revealed by NASA Telescope
Snapped a new view of two oddball black holes shining ultra-bright in X-ray light in a distant spiral galaxy. NASA’s NuSTAR X-ray observatory spotted the bright black holes while observing the galaxy Caldwell 5.

Credit: NASA/ JPL-Caltech/ DSSA NASA

Messier 83 of NGC 5236 located in the southern constellation Hydra. This is a beautiful photo of the central region taken by La Silla Observatory, Chile. About 15 million light-years away this spiral structure resembles that of the Milky Way Galaxy in which we live, but Messier 83 also has a bar like center.

Credit: ESO

Neat Light Casting Pic

IRAS 05437+2502, has a small star-forming region filled with dark dust that was first noted in images taken by IRAS satellite in infra-red light in 1983. This recently released image from the Hubble Space Telescope shows many new details, but has not uncovered a clear cause of the bright sharp arc.


NGC 5189

The remains of a dying star are seem creating a dramatic work of art.


Stuck inside a cloud

A pre-stellar cloud found to contain water vapor in an amount 2000 times larger than all the earths oceans.
ESA's Herschel space observatory detected water vapor in a molecular cloud on the verge of star formation for the first time in this image of Lynds 1544, lower left. 450 Light-Years from earth lying in the Taurus Molecular Cloud, one of our nearest areas of mass star formation.


NGC 7008

Found by the Fera's at the Eagle Ridge Observatory California

NGC 1569
A Black hole is spotted in the middle of this cosmic storm.