Incredible Images of Galaxies: Part 2

Incredible Images of Galaxies: Part 2

September 1, 2018 By alberto

    “Telescopes are in some ways like time machines. They reveal galaxies so far away that their light has taken billions of years to reach us. We in astronomy have an advantage in studying the universe, in that we can actually see the past.

    We owe our existence to stars, because they make the atoms of which we are formed. So if you are romantic you can say we are literally starstuff. If you’re less romantic you can say we’re the nuclear waste from the fuel that makes stars shine.

    We’ve made so many advances in our understanding. A few centuries ago, the pioneer navigators learnt the size and shape of our Earth, and the layout of the continents. We are now just learning the dimensions and ingredients of our entire cosmos, and can at last make some sense of our cosmic habitat.”

    – Sir Martin Rees, Astronomer Royal of Great Britain

    With that, Part 2 of 3: Incredible Images of Galaxies

    NGC5866:
     NGC5866

    The Milky Way: Galactic Center
    The Milky Way: Galactic Center. Guisard

    Hoag’s Object:
    Hoag's Object

    M31:
    M31

    NGC7049:
    NGC7049

    NGC5257 and NGC5258 Interacting:
    NGC5257 and NGC5258 Interacting