Coiled Creature NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has imaged a wild creature of the dark - a coiled galaxy with an eye-like object at its center.The 'eye' at the center of the galaxy is actually a monstrous black hole surrounded by a ring of stars.
NGC Revealing Hidden Black Holes The spiral galaxy NGC 3627 is located about 30 million light years from Earth. This composite image includes X-ray data from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory (blue), infrared data from the Spitzer Space Telescope (re
Luis Argerich - The Pipe Nebula The "pipe" is an enormous area towards the center of the Milky Way where dust hides the stars in the background. The globular cluster can be seen at the top of the photo and the popular "snake" nebula near the left border.
NGC Detail Hubble's Advanced Camera for Surveys shows individual as well as clusters of stars in the spiral galaxy NGC located approximately 7 million light-years away from Earth. NASA, ESA, J. Dalcanton and B. Williams (University of Washington)
Dying Star's Last Breath Frozen in Hubble Photo Credit: ESA/Hubble and NASA [Full Story] The Hubble Space Telescope captured this striking image of the curious planetary nebula NGC which is located about light-years away in the constellation of Hercules.
The Cone Nebula lies in the southern part of NGC the Christmas Tree cluster, with which is shares the NGC designation. This is a rich region with much nebulosity and many interesting objects. The Christmas Tree cluster has at its base the variable s
Throw Your Arms Around Me Credit: Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope/Coelum Galaxy NGC 2403 displays its spiral arms which contain hot young stars, colored blue. Also the arms contain star-formation regions, identifiable by an extended red glow.
The eye at the center of this galaxy is actually a monstrous black hole surrounded by a ring of stars. The galaxy, called NGC 1097 and located 50 million light-years away, is spiral-shaped like our Milky Way, with long, spindly arms of stars.
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Oct 2014 - It might look like a spoked wheel or even a Chakram weapon wielded by warriors like Xena, from the fictional TV show, but this ringed galaxy is actually a vast place of stellar life. A newly rel