Friday, February 3, 2012

Milky way

  • An uncanny twin of our own Milky Way galaxy takes center stage in a new cosmic portrait by the Hubble Space Telescope unveiled today (Feb. 3). The amazing photo shows the galaxy NGC 1073, a barred spiral like   our own Milky Way.
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  • The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has photographed a galaxy named NGC 1073, a barred spiral galaxy that looks an awful lot like the Milky Way galaxy where we currently reside (from ESA).
  • (The Business Insider)
  • Habitable planets may be in orbit around billions of stars in the Milky Way, a long-term study has suggested. Astronomers came to the conclusion after a six-year star survey which suggests planets on which humans could live are commonplace in our galaxy.
  • (Daily Mail)
  • Milky way after all is milky in colour for sure! Scientists have revealed that our galaxy is aptly named Milky Way as it looks white, the colour of fresh snow in the early morning.
  • (Deccan Herald)
  • I didn't think it would be so bright." The time-lapse video he shot and posted online shows 24 frames per second and features two instances of bright red aurora, a sunrise, the Milky Way and millions upon millions of stars.
  • (ABC News)
  • This video is only 20 seconds long, but wow. Simply, wow. [Note: Ive noticed sometimes the video wont load and you get a black space. Try hitting refresh, or just click the link in the next sentence.
  • Galaxies such as our own Milky Way are believed to form over billions of years through the coming together of many smaller galaxies. As a result, it is expected that there should be many smaller dwarf galaxies scattered around the Milky Way.
  • (MIT News)
  • A conference being held this week in Arizona will lay the groundwork for an attempt to visualize the supermassive black hole that resides at the heart of our galaxy.
  • (The Register)

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