Galaxies and Nebulae That Look Like Things

Galaxies and Nebulae That Look Like Things

People with an interest in astronomy may already be aware by now of one of the more recently famous galaxies, NGC 4151, which bears an appearance reminiscent of the “Eye of Sauron” from J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings trilogy. While that galaxy is currently taking the spotlight, it is an opportune time to present […]

Hubble Uses Gravitational Lensing to Observe Galaxies Around Abell 2744

Hubble Uses Gravitational Lensing to Observe Galaxies Around Abell 2744

Abell 2744 is a giant galaxy cluster, situated in the Sculptor constellation, that was derived from the simultaneous collision of multiple smaller galaxy clusters – an incident that transpired over a span of 350 million years. Nicknamed Pandora’s Cluster, the giant galaxy cluster is thought to comprise of, at the very least, four entirely separate […]