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Cassini's First Fantastic Dive Past Saturn
Cassini beams back images of Rhea & Titan from second “Grand Finale” dive
New Hubble image!
Hexagonal polar jet stream is the shining feature of almost every view of the north polar region of Saturn. The region in shadow now enjoys full sunlight, which enables Cassini scientists to directly image it in reflected light.
Beautiful zoom-ins from ESO
Cassini captured this view of bands of bright, feathery methane clouds drifting across Saturn's moon Titan on May 7, 2017.
Crab nebula inspired me a lot. And now I can't be happier
5 (Chandra Hubble Spitzer XMM & VLA) telescopes (from radio to X-rays) team up for a stunning view of the Crab Nebula:
Amazing scenery! Love the blend of colors
The Crab Nebula... that's freakin amazing!
The Large (center left) and Small (center right) Magellanic Clouds are seen in the sky above a radio telescope that is part of the Australia Telescope Compact Array at the Paul Wild Observatory in New South Wales, Australia. Image: Mike Salway
HH 212 - protostar with dusty disk
Orion Nebula is a gigantic assembly of gases, shining with the light of young stars. These young stars, especially the giant stars “Trapezium,” emit intense ultraviolet light, irradiating the surrounding gas. The strong ultraviolet light destroys the molecular gas and converts it into high temperature plasma. The right image captured the radio waves emitted from the molecular gas. This image shows us exactly how and where the nebula gas churns as it is destroyed.
ALMA image of the AB Aurigae
This image reveals gaseous spiral arms (blue) inside a wide dust gap, providing a hint of planet formation.
The image shows the jet, HH 1165, launched by the brown dwarf Mayrit 1701117 in the outer periphery of the 3 million year old sigma Ori cluster.
Looks pretty. Deadly to touch (if you can even reach).
I looked at this picture for 10 minutes! It is simply amazing one!
lol more dishes then
The ring of dusty debris surrounding the young star Fomalhaut now is complete.
Large scale bubbles and arcs seen with MeerKAT show stellar nurseries (where stars are born) in the Milky Way. For comparison, the previous best image of this star-forming region is shown at the bottom, obtained with the Australia Telescope Compact Array (ATCA).
This image shows part of bubble-like gas cloud Sh2-308 surrounding a Wolf-Rayet star named EZ Canis Majoris.
The intense radiation pouring out from EZ Canis Majoris forms thick stellar winds that whip up nearby material, sculpting and blowing it outwards.
This composite image of the Hydra A galaxy cluster shows 10-million-degree gas observed by Chandra in blue and jets of radio emission observed by the Very Large Array in pink. Optical data (in yellow) from the Canada-France-Hawaii telescope and the Digitized Sky Survey shows galaxies in the cluster.
The orange celestial object in the center of the image is a giant galaxy 7 Gly away, which causes the gravitational lens effect. If you look closely at it, you can see that there are a blue ring and red arc around it. These galaxies are behind the object. The red galaxy is 9 Gly away and the blue galaxy is 10.5 Gly away from us. It's extremely rare for a single giant galaxy to have a gravitational lens effect on multiple background galaxies.
Pointing the Very Large Array at galaxy Cygnus A for the first time in two decades, a team of astronomers got a big surprise, finding that a bright new object had appeared near the galaxy's core. The object, the astronomers concluded, is most likely, an outburst from a second supermassive black hole closely orbiting the galaxy's primary, central supermassive black hole.
VLA radio images of central region of Cygnus A, overlaid on HST image, from 1989 and 2015.
The view of the center of our galaxy with a closer view of the object known as Sagittarius A*, the bright radio source that corresponds to the supermassive black hole.
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