Category: Letters

A Confused Galactic V

NASA/ESA Hub­ble

Check out a galactic-sized “fly­ing V in this image of inter­act­ing galax­ies IC 2184 from NASA’s Hub­ble Space Telescope.

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Dark Banded S


A dark, warped band of dust resem­bling a shal­low ‘S’ curls through the cen­ter of galaxy Cen­tau­rus A in this image from the Euro­pean South­ern Observatory.

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Super S

Credit: ESA/Hub­ble & NASA

A super “S” traces through sprawl­ing arms of spi­ral galaxy M100 in this image from the NASA/ESA Hub­ble Space Telescope.

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Stellar Exclamation

Credit: X-ray NASA/CXC/IfA/D.Sanders et al; Opti­cal NASA/STScI/NRAO/A.Evans et al

Col­lid­ing galax­ies form an excla­ma­tion point in this com­pos­ite image from NASA’s Chan­dra and Hub­ble telescopes.

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Spiral Z

Credit: NASA and The Hub­ble Her­itage Team (STScI/AURA)

Glow­ing gas and starlight with dark bands of inter­stel­lar dust cre­ate a cos­mic let­ter Z in this image from NASA’s Hub­ble Space Tele­scope. NGC 1300 is con­sid­ered the typ­i­cal barred spi­ral galaxy.

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The ancient peo­ples saw pic­tures in the sky. From those pat­terns in the heav­ens, ancient sto­ry­tellers cre­ated leg­ends about heroes, maid­ens, drag­ons, bears, cen­taurs, dogs and myth­i­cal crea­tures…
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