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?...

Spinning Lights

Credit: NASA & ESA We need some bright lights for the holidays. The colors in this image of the Cartwheel Galaxy fits perfectly. This image combines data from four different orbiting observatories; the Chandra X-ray Observatory, in purple, the Galaxy Evolution...

Galactic Gator

Credit: NASA, ESA, S. Gallagher (The University of Western Ontario), and J. English (University of Manitoba) A galactic gator looms in this image of the interacting galaxies of the Hickson Compact Group 31. Four dwarf galaxies are in the process of colliding, lighting...

Spinning Lights

Credit: NASA & ESA We need some bright lights for the holidays. The colors in this image of the Cartwheel Galaxy fits perfectly. This image combines data from four different orbiting observatories; the Chandra X-ray Observatory, in purple, the Galaxy Evolution...