Skip to main content

QUICK LINKS

Posted by Specola

NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day:

This gorgeous island universe lies about 85 million light-years distant in the southern constellation Fornax. Inhabited by young blue star clusters, the tightly wound spiral arms of NGC 1350 seem to join in a circle around the galaxy's large, bright nucleus, giving it the appearance of a cosmic eye. In fact, NGC 1350 is about 130,000 light-years across. That makes it as large or slightly larger than the Milky Way. For earth-based astronomers, NGC 1350 is seen on the outskirts of the Fornax cluster of galaxies, but its estimated distance suggests that it is not itself a cluster member. Of course, the bright spiky stars in the foreground of this telescopic field of view are members of our own spiral Milky Way galaxy.

Photo by Mike Selby

PROMOTE YOUR EVENTS, ART AND MORE

Giving Kids in Need the Chance to Read
  Non-profit organization - Seattle, WA

Snohomish, Skagit and Island County

Read more from Kudos 365
Read more from Pepe's Painting LLC

Powered by Volunteers | 360-794-7959

Click the Image to learn more about us

Feedback