Carnival of Space #272

It’s time for another roundup of the latest space news from various blogs around cyberspace; something we call Carnival of Space. Watch your step and look up as you board the latest ride through the carnival. Perhaps the biggest, certainly the most exciting,...

A Rainbow Tightly Spun

NASA, ESA, CXC, JPL, Caltech and STScI Tightly spun filaments of color wind around the core of the Pinwheel galaxy in this combo image from four of NASA’s Great Observatories. Explore the arching tails of color in this image. What stories or pictures do you see?...

Butterfly of Combined Light

X-ray: NASA/CXC/U.Mich./S.Oey, IR: NASA/JPL, Optical: ESO/WFI/2.2-m When NASA combines images from different telescopes they create amazing works of art and we learn a few things. Explore this butterfly of combined light, known as NGC 1929, from NASA’s Spitzer...

Colossal Fireworks

X-ray: NASA/CXC/Rutgers/G.Cassam-Chenaï, J.Hughes et al.; Radio: NRAO/AUI/NSF/GBT/VLA/Dyer, Maddalena & Cornwell; Optical: Middlebury College/F.Winkler, NOAO/AURA/NSF/CTIO Schmidt & DSS An expanding translucent bubble is all that remains of a star in this...

A Look at the Center

Credit: NASA/CXC/MIT/F.K. Baganoff et al./h6> A supermassive black hole and other mysteries lie in the center of our galaxy in this image from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory. Explore the mysterious filaments, supernova remnants and loops of gas in this image....