Thursday, March 5, 2015: Astrophotographer Joshua Blash sent in a photo of the Milky Way over Rye Beach, New Hampshire, taken Feb. 28, 2015, which he titled,…Read More »
"Shores of the Cosmic Ocean." He writes in an email message to Space.com: "With the Milky Way just starting to become visible again, I figured I would try to catch a glimpse while we were in-between snow storms, here in New Hampshire. In -6 degree weather, I headed over to a snowy Rye Beach and shot this around 4:30 am last Saturday, but I only had about an hour before the blue hour started."
Credit: ESA/Hubble, NASA, Karl Stapelfeldt (GSFC), B. Stecklum and A. Choudhary (Thüringer Landessternwarte Tautenburg, Germany)
Wednesday, March 4, 2015: A helical reflection nebula surrounds young star V1331 Cyg, which lies in the dark cloud LDN 981 (Lynds 981). Usually, dust from…Read More »
the circumstellar disc and the envelope surrounding it obscures our view of a young star. In the case of V1331 Cyg, our position allows us to look almost directly at one of the star's poles. We are looking into a jet expelled by the star that clears the dust, producing this unobstructed view. Image released March 2, 2015.
Tuesday, March 3, 2015: Spiral galaxy NGC 6300 lies in a starry patch of sky in the southern constellation of Ara (The Altar). It is classed as a Seyfert…Read More »
II galaxy, which possess unusually luminous centers emitting very energetic radiation. Astronomers think NGC 6300 contains a huge black hole in its center some 300,000 times more massive than the sun. This black hole emits high energy X-rays as feeds on the material it is pulling into it. Image released March 2, 2015.
Monday, March 2, 2015: Galaxy NGC 4424, located in the constellation of Virgo, does not appear to the naked eye. This NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image…Read More »
shows it edge on, but the galaxy does, in fact, possess a spiral shape. Another, smaller galaxy known as LEDA 213994 floats at the left, while the bright object closer to NGC 4424 is an anonymous star in the Milky Way. Image released Feb. 23, 2015.