Mystic Sisterhood

Would you like to react to this message? Create an account in a few clicks or log in to continue.
Mystic Sisterhood

Psychic, Paranormal & Natural Science Forums



Next Chat Event

VLT Observes Grand Design Spiral Galaxy Messier 99 5nvklj





VLT Observes Grand Design Spiral Galaxy Messier 99 9tpt39

..


VLT Observes Grand Design Spiral Galaxy Messier 99

Dragon
Dragon
Senior Administrator
Senior Administrator

Posts : 7281
Points : 23872
Times User Thanked: : 902
Join date : 2018-01-18

VLT Observes Grand Design Spiral Galaxy Messier 99 Empty VLT Observes Grand Design Spiral Galaxy Messier 99

Post by Dragon Tue Jun 08, 2021 3:59 am

Messier 99 resides at a distance of about 42 million light-years in the constellation of Coma Berenices.

This galaxy was discovered, together with the neighboring Messier 98 and Messier 100, by the French astronomer Pierre Méchain on March 15, 1781.

Charles Messier observed Messier 99 a month later and saw a ‘nebula without star, of a very rare light, but a little clearer than the previous. The nebula is between two stars of the 7th & 8th magnitude.’

Also known as M99, NGC 4254, IRAS 12162+1441 and LEDA 39578, it has a diameter of around 80,000 light-years.

It contains about 100,000 million solar masses — less than our own Milky Way Galaxy — and belongs to the Virgo Cluster.


Source


_________________
VLT Observes Grand Design Spiral Galaxy Messier 99 334pu7m
Dragon
Dragon
Senior Administrator
Senior Administrator

Posts : 7281
Points : 23872
Times User Thanked: : 902
Join date : 2018-01-18

VLT Observes Grand Design Spiral Galaxy Messier 99 Empty Re: VLT Observes Grand Design Spiral Galaxy Messier 99

Post by Dragon Tue Jun 08, 2021 4:01 am

VLT Observes Grand Design Spiral Galaxy Messier 99 Image_9737-Messier-99
Image credit: ESO.

ESO has released a beautiful photo taken by the FOcal Reducer and low dispersion Spectrograph 2 (FORS2) on ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) of the spiral galaxy Messier 99.

This image, taken by the FORS2 instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope, shows the grand design spiral galaxy Messier 99. It is based on data obtained through four filters.

The color results from assigning different hues to each monochromatic image associated with an individual filter.


Source


_________________
VLT Observes Grand Design Spiral Galaxy Messier 99 334pu7m
Dragon
Dragon
Senior Administrator
Senior Administrator

Posts : 7281
Points : 23872
Times User Thanked: : 902
Join date : 2018-01-18

VLT Observes Grand Design Spiral Galaxy Messier 99 Empty Re: VLT Observes Grand Design Spiral Galaxy Messier 99

Post by Dragon Tue Jun 08, 2021 4:06 am



Spiral Galaxy's 'Guts' Blown Out Into Space

Galaxy cluster Abell 3627 super-heated winds are stripping away gas from spiral galaxy ESO 137-001.

The process known as ram pressure stripping is not affecting any of the spiral's stars but will hamper its ability to create new ones.


_________________
VLT Observes Grand Design Spiral Galaxy Messier 99 334pu7m

Sponsored content

VLT Observes Grand Design Spiral Galaxy Messier 99 Empty Re: VLT Observes Grand Design Spiral Galaxy Messier 99

Post by Sponsored content


    Current date/time is Tue Oct 26, 2021 5:50 am