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The loneliest firework display
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Roughly 50 million light-years away lies a somewhat overlooked little galaxy named NGC 1559. Pictured here by Hubble’s Wide Field Camera 3, this barred spiral lies in the little-observed southern constellation of Reticulum (The Reticule). NGC 1559 has massive spiral arms chock-full of star formation, and is receding from us at a speed of about […]

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UFOs seen through telescope crossing the moons path, proven to be fleet of disks, Video, UFO Sighting News.
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Date of sighting: unknown Location of sighting: Earths moon Streetcap1 of Youtube was looking at a Bill Bryson video and found these UFOs shooting past at high speed. Youtube allows you to put the video into slow motion in the settings, and so I did, and took some screenshots, enlarging them. As you see below, […]

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Mapping the nearby Universe
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The distances to objects in the Universe can differ enormously. The nearest star to us — Proxima Centauri — lies some 4.2 light-years from us, while some incredibly distant galaxies are so far away — 13 billion light-years or more — that they are only visible to us as a result of cosmic tricks of […]

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The Hockey Stick Galaxy
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The star of this Hubble Picture of the Week is a galaxy known as NGC 4656, located in the constellation of Canes Venatici (The Hunting Dogs). However, it also has a somewhat more interesting and intriguing name: the Hockey Stick Galaxy! The reason for this is a little unclear from this partial view, which shows […]

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Surveying the cosmos
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The object in the middle of this image, sitting alone within a star-studded cosmos, is a galaxy known as ESO 486-21. ESO 486-21 is a spiral galaxy — albeit with a somewhat irregular and ill-defined structure — located some 30 million light-years from Earth. The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope observed this object while performing a […]

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Viewing the Vermin Galaxy
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The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope is famous for its jaw-dropping snapshots of the cosmos. At first glance this Picture of the Week appears to be quite the opposite, showing just a blur of jagged spikes, speckled noise, and weird, clashing colours — but once you know what you are looking at, images like this one […]

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