Hubble Eyes a Mysterious Old SpiralThis striking cosmic whirl is the center of galaxy NGC 524, as seen with the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. This galaxy is located in the constellation of Pisces, some 90 million light-years from Earth. NGC 524 is a lenticular galaxy. Lenticular galaxies are believed to be an intermediate state in galactic evolution — they are neither elliptical nor spiral. Spirals are middle-aged galaxies with vast, pin wheeling arms that contain millions of stars.
A Nebulosa do Véu é uma enorme remanescente de supernova observada pela primeira vez em 1784. A luz da explosão da supernova original provavelmente atingiu a Terra mais de 5.000 anos atrás. Possui mais de 90 anos-luz de diâmetro.
Galaxy NGC 1512 is a barred spiral galaxy located some 30 million light years away toward the constellation Horologium. Galaxy NGC 1512 is bright enough to be seen with amateur telescopes. The galaxy is some 70,000 light years across, which is nearly as large as our own Milky Way galaxy. The core of the galaxy is remarkable for its "circumnuclear" starburst ring, which is an amazing circle of young star clusters that spans some 2,400 light years across.
Giant Arc of Light --A Mystery Observed Behind a Super-Massive Galaxy 10 Billion Light Years Away June 27, 2012 Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have found a puzzling arc of light behind an extremely massive cluster of galaxies residing 10 billion light-years away.