11 abril 2017

Leo Trio


This group is popular in the northern spring. Famous as the Leo Triplet, the three magnificent galaxies gather in one field of view. Crowd pleasers when imaged with even modest telescopes, they can be introduced individually as NGC 3628 (left), M66 (bottom right), and M65 (top). All three are large spiral galaxies but they tend to look dissimilar because their galactic disks are tilted at different angles to our line of sight. NGC 3628 is seen edge-on, with obscuring dust lanes cutting across the plane of the galaxy, while the disks of M66 and M65 are both inclined enough to show off their spiral structure. Gravitational interactions between galaxies in the group have also left telltale signs, including the warped and inflated disk of NGC 3628 and the drawn out spiral arms of M66. This gorgeous view of the region spans about one degree (two full moons) on the sky. The field covers over 500 thousand light-years at the trio's estimated distance of 30 million light-years.

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The top-tier German team Bayer Leverkusen was founded in 1904. But that’s not the interesting part....

The top-tier German team Bayer Leverkusen was founded in 1904. But that’s not the interesting part. The team was initially founded, and owned, by employees of the pharmaceutical company Bayer!

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Through NASA's Space Technology Research Fellowship (NSTRF) program, a fresh approach to designing and manufacturing heat-thwarting thermal protection systems - or heatshields - for spacecraft is being developed and tested, offering the promise of fabricating larger tile sizes while reducing labor, cost and waste.

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The cause of Jane Austen’s mysterious death at age 41 has been much pondered over the years. Was it a hormonal disorder? Cancer? Complications from drinking unpasteurized milk? New research by the British Library suggests a more dramatic possibility: arsenic poisoning.

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