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NASA's Spitzer Images Out-of-This-World Galaxy
« on: July 25, 2009, 12:46:09 AM »
PASADENA, Calif. -- NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has imaged a wild creature of the dark -- a coiled galaxy with an eye-like object at its center.

"The galaxy, called NGC 1097, is located 50 million light-years away. It is spiral-shaped like our Milky Way, with long, spindly arms of stars. The "eye" at the center of the galaxy is actually a monstrous black hole surrounded by a ring of stars. In this color-coded infrared view from Spitzer, the area around the invisible black hole is blue and the ring of stars, white."

More info and picture at: http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.cfm?release=2009-114

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Re: NASA's Spitzer Images Out-of-This-World Galaxy
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2009, 09:50:20 AM »
The universe is SOOO amazing.

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Re: NASA's Spitzer Images Out-of-This-World Galaxy
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2009, 10:05:25 AM »
It's incredible how can become big a black hole!

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Re: NASA's Spitzer Images Out-of-This-World Galaxy
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2009, 03:35:30 PM »
NGC 1097. also an interacting galaxy.

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Re: NASA's Spitzer Images Out-of-This-World Galaxy
« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2009, 12:07:44 PM »
Yup, its messing around it's spiral shape.