#hubblefriday NGC 3175 is located around 50 million light-years away in the constellation of Antlia. The galaxy can be seen slicing across the frame in this image from Hubble, with its mix of bright patches of glowing gas, dark lanes of dust, bright core, and whirling, pinwheeling arms coming together to paint a beautiful celestial scene. The galaxy is the eponymous member of the NGC 3175 group, which has been called a nearby analog for the Local Group. The Local Group contains our very own home galaxy, the Milky Way, and around 50 others — a mix of spiral, irregular and dwarf galaxies. The NGC 3175 group contains a couple of large spiral galaxies — the subject of this image and NGC 3137 — and numerous lower-mass spiral and satellite galaxies. Galaxy groups are some of the most common galactic gatherings in the cosmos, and they comprise 50 or so galaxies all bound together by gravity. For more information, follow the link in our bio. Text credit: ESA (European Space Agency) Image credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA, D. Rosario et al. #nasa#hubble#space#science#astronomy#universe#telescope#cosmos#galaxy#gravity#friday
Not all explosions are bad explosions. @NASA just broke the world’s largest rocket fuel tank -- on purpose. To better understand its breaking point, NASA engineers pushed the test version of this liquid hydrogen tank 260% beyond its designed capacity. There was a lot more to it than simply watching the tank pop, however. The fuel tank was filled with thousands of sensors designed to detect pressure, temperature and noise. In the end, the tank failed within 3% margin of where Boeing's analysis team expected it to. In other words, the test proved that the group's prediction models are highly accurate, which means they can be used to help design future rocket propellant tanks. That's all well and good, but at the end of the day... isn't it just fun to see a fuel tank go "pop?" #nasa#space#spaceexploration#engineering#testing#broke#brokeonpurpose#itbroke # #spacetravel#rocketscience#science#astronomy#stars#astronaut#galaxy#earth#planet#solarsystem
Greetings!! I'm J.T. from @nightskyflying - a place where I strive to connect people to the beauty of our universe. My passion since childhood has always been to see the vast reaches of outer space, and astrophotography continues to bring me closer and closer to that dream. So please, kick your feet up, relax, and enjoy the show as I take over the @universetoday account! I finally began seriously working in astrophotography in 2019. Relaxing in the backyard with my telescope or taking my camera out to a dark site and getting lost in the wonder of the stars has proven to be some of the most peaceful and rewarding experiences I've ever known. I constantly find myself learning under the stars :) My initial image for the takeover is from my first attempt at the incredibly popular Andromeda Galaxy, or M31. At 2.5 million light years away, it is the nearest galaxy to the Milky Way, and one day - a mere 4+ billion years from now - the two galaxies will collide in a spectacular display of swirling stars. Stay tuned for more, and please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions, comments, or critiques! Acquisition ---------------------- Location: My backyard - NorCal, USA Telescope: William Optics Z61 Mount: Celestron AVX Camera: Canon 6D Mk II Unguided 30x90" Subs, ISO 1000 Calibration Frames: 30xDarks/120xFlats/120xDark Flats/120xBias Processing ---------------------- Stacked in Deep Sky Stacker Exposure, noise, and saturation adjusted in Lightroom Levels, curves, and cropping adjusted in Photoshop #andromeda#galaxy#nightsky#astrophotography#space#astronomy#universe#norcal#nightskyflying
Who IS she? Guardian of the galaxy? Keeper of the stars? You tell me! 💫 P.S. feels so gr8 to draw just for fun without it being attached to commercial work or a larger project ✏❤ P.P.S can we make galaxy crowns a thing?
Hello again intergalactic friend‼️🖖 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has once again captured comet 2I/Borisov streaking through our Solar System on its way back into interstellar space. At a breathtaking speed of over 175 000 kilometres per hour, Borisov is one of the fastest comets ever seen. It is only the second interstellar object known to have passed through the Solar System. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In October 2019, Hubble observed the comet at a distance of approximately 420 million kilometres from Earth. These new observations taken in November and December 2019 of the comet at a closer distance provide clearer insights into the details and dimensions of the interstellar visitor ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Go to our @instagram Story to learn more. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 📸 @NASA, @europeanspaceagency, D. Jewitt (@UCLA); @creativecommons CC BY 4.0 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀