The Galaxy Around Us

black hole M87

This shot is of a black hole shooting off a streamer from the center of Galaxy M87, approx 5000 light years long. M87 is about 300 million light years from Earth.

spiral galaxies collide

A shot of spiral galaxies NGC 2207 and IC 2163 colliding. 114 million years from earth.

Both pictures come from the Hubble Telescope. Another great site is the Chandra X-Ray Observatory.

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2 Responses to “The Galaxy Around Us”

  1. ortho says:

    Have you checked out the new sky feature on Google Earth. You might like it. It allows users to explores space from the comfort of their own homes.

  2. I’ve seen it, Ortho, but, thanks for the link, I had kinda forgotten about it. Stuff like that is seriously awesome.

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