04Jul
By: Astroathens On: July 4, 2017 In: Astronomy Comments: 0

Starburst Galaxy Messier 94 What is a starburst galaxy? There are areas in our universe where star formation comes in very high concentrations and very quickly. Where literally BILLIONS of stars are forming at once. This is due to the conditions of that particular area in space. IN this...

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16May
By: Astroathens On: May 16, 2017 In: Astronomy Comments: 0

Redshift aka MOVING AWAY Blueshift aka MOVING CLOSER Also known as the Doppler effect It’s name comes from physicist Christian Doppler who first recognized the change in sound waves when moving closer or further in 1842. It was tested by Buys Ballot in 1845 by using a group of...

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10May
By: Astroathens On: May 10, 2017 In: Astronomy Comments: 0
16Nov
By: Astroathens On: November 16, 2016 In: Astronomy Comments: 0
16Nov
By: Astroathens On: November 16, 2016 In: Astronomy Comments: 0
11Jun
By: Astroathens On: June 11, 2016 In: Astronomy Comments: 0
11Apr
By: Astroathens On: April 11, 2016 In: Astronomy Comments: 0

  Horsehead nebula!! 1,500 light-years. Located in the Orion cloud complex. The shape of the dark cloud in the center is caused by stellar winds and radiation. It is visible in its silhouetted dust due to nebula IC 434, which glows red behind it. The glowing blue stars seen...

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11Apr
By: Astroathens On: April 11, 2016 In: Astronomy Comments: 0

  A Nebula With a very hot star That was possibly catapulted from its original home… IC 405 Flaming Star Nebula is located in the constellation Auriga, surrounding the blue star AE Aurigae. It is hypothesized that the star was ejected from the Trapezium cluster of stars in the...

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11Apr
By: Astroathens On: April 11, 2016 In: Astronomy Comments: 0

  Supernova Stellar winds Stellar nursery Newborn stars NGC 6188. Located 4,000 light years from Earth Neighbor to constellation Ara. Home to many massive young stars that were formed only a few million years ago. Star formation is hypothesized to have formed through intense stellar winds and supernova explosions....

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11Apr
By: Astroathens On: April 11, 2016 In: Astronomy Comments: 0

  The most recent photo taken of our Milky Way galaxy! All thanks to the APEX Telescope located in Chile! First photo ever taken of our galaxy in sub-millimeter wavelengths (aka between infrared and radio waves) hence why it’s coloring appears different than most photos you may have seen...

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