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Out there… it is always Diwali!

Spiral Galaxies are definitely some of the most beautifully structured jewels of the Universe – galaxies with a grand design, showcasing elegant patterns of tightly bound bright spiral arms – so pretty! This particular galaxy – known as Messier Object … Continue reading

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A Galaxy pair known as ‘The Mice Galaxies’!

NGC 4676 – this spectacular pair of mighty spirals which are colliding, merging and pulling each other apart – are known as The Mice Galaxies due to the long tails seen in both! As there is a difference between gravitational … Continue reading

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A Ring made of Stars!

Forget the diamond rings, there are rings made of stars!!! 600 million light years away in the constellation Serpens lies this unusual-shaped galaxy called Hoag’s Object, which resembles a ring (made of hot, young, massive, blue stars) and a yellow … Continue reading

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The Exclamation Mark !

This pair of spiral galaxies – one seen face on and another edge on, giving it a shape of an Exclamation Mark – are known collectively as UGC 9618 or Arp 302. Both of the spirals are extremely gas rich … Continue reading

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The Cosmic Tadpole…

Arp 188 aka the Tadpole Galxy is a spiral galaxy which is disrupted by some compact intruder galaxy that crossed it long ago and resulted in this long tail. This cosmic tadpole is almost 400 million light years from Earth. The … Continue reading

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This is Where the Pearl is….

In the Constellation Virgo is this pair of Interacting Galaxies, known a NGC 5331. Light from there takes 450 million years to reach us. This picture was released by Hubble Space Telescope on April 2008. The spiral arms of the … Continue reading

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The Rose from the Heaven

This Rose in the Universe is another group of interacting galaxies (Arp 273), this time in the Constellation Andromeda. The larger spiral (UGC 1810) has a disc which resembles a rose due to the effect of gravitational pull of the … Continue reading

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