Space Calendar November 30 – December 6 2009

Space related activities and anniversaries for November 30 – December 6 2009. Fetched live every week from NASA JPL

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Space Calendar November 23 – November 29 2009

Space related activities and anniversaries for November 23 – November 29 2009. Fetched live every week from NASA JPL

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Galaxy on Edge

November 18, 2009: The magnificent galaxy NGC 4710 is tilted nearly edge-on to
our view from Earth. This perspective allows astronomers to
easily distinguish the central bulge of stars from its pancake-flat disk of stars, dust, and gas. What’s striking in the image is a ghostly “X” pattern of stars. This natural-color photo was taken with the Hubble Space Telescope’s Advanced Camera for Surveys on January 15, 2006.

Galaxy on Edge

For more information about galaxy NGC 4710 visit:http://www.spacetelescope.org/news/html/heic0914.html .

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Space Calendar November 16 – November 22 2009

Space related activities and anniversaries for November 16 – November 22 2009. Fetched live every week from NASA JPL

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NASA’s Great Observatories Celebrate International Year of Astronomy

A never-before-seen view of the turbulent heart of our Milky Way galaxy is being unveiled by NASA on Nov. 10. This event will commemorate the 400 years since Galileo first turned his telescope to the heavens in 1609.

NASA's Great Observatories Celebrate International Year of Astronomy

In celebration of this International Year of Astronomy, NASA is releasing images of the galactic center region as seen by its Great Observatories to more than 150 planetariums, museums, nature centers, libraries, and schools across the country.

[SOURCE: hubblesite.org]

Hubble Image Showcases Star Birth in M83, the Southern Pinwheel

The spectacular new camera installed on NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope during Servicing Mission 4 in May has delivered the most detailed view of star birth in the graceful, curving arms of the nearby spiral galaxy M83.

Nicknamed the Southern Pinwheel, M83 is undergoing more rapid star formation than our own Milky Way galaxy, especially in its nucleus. The sharp “eye” of the Wide Field Camera 3 (WFC3) has captured hundreds of young star clusters, ancient swarms of globular star clusters, and hundreds of thousands of individual stars, mostly blue supergiants and red supergiants. The image at right, taken in August 2009, is Hubble’s close-up view of the myriad stars near the galaxy’s core, the bright whitish region at far right. An image of the entire galaxy, taken by the European Southern Observatory’s Wide Field Imager on the ESO/MPG 2.2-meter telescope at La Silla, Chile, is shown at left. The white box outlines Hubble’s view.

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Space Calendar November 9 – November 15 2009

Space related activities and anniversaries for November 9 – November 15 2009. Fetched live every week from NASA JPL

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