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

Hubble Images a Galaxy with Threads of Blue  5nvklj





Hubble Images a Galaxy with Threads of Blue  9tpt39

..


Hubble Images a Galaxy with Threads of Blue

Dragon
Dragon
Senior Administrator
Senior Administrator

Posts : 5525
Points : 20670
Times User Thanked: : 489
Join date : 2018-01-18

Hubble Images a Galaxy with Threads of Blue  Empty Hubble Images a Galaxy with Threads of Blue

Post by Dragon Fri Jun 08, 2018 7:59 pm

Hubble Images a Galaxy with Threads of Blue  Potw1823a
Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA

A ripple of bright blue gas threads through this galaxy like a misshapen lake system. The foreground of this image is littered with nearby stars with their gleaming diffraction spikes. A keen eye can also spot a few other galaxies that, while masquerading as stars at first glance, reveal their true nature on closer inspection.

Continued...
Source / Image Courtesy


_________________
Hubble Images a Galaxy with Threads of Blue  334pu7m
Dragon
Dragon
Senior Administrator
Senior Administrator

Posts : 5525
Points : 20670
Times User Thanked: : 489
Join date : 2018-01-18

Hubble Images a Galaxy with Threads of Blue  Empty Re: Hubble Images a Galaxy with Threads of Blue

Post by Dragon Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:02 pm



Most large galaxies contain a giant central black hole. In an active galaxy, matter falling toward the supermassive black hole powers high-energy emissions so intense that two classes of active galaxies, quasars and blazars, rank as the most luminous objects in the universe.

Thick clouds of dust and gas near the central black hole screens out ultraviolet, optical and low-energy (or soft) X-ray light. Although there are many different types of active galaxy, astronomers explain the different observed properties based on how the galaxy angles into our line of sight.

We view the brightest ones nearly face on, but as the angle increases, the surrounding ring of gas and dust absorbs increasing amounts of the black hole's emissions.


_________________
Hubble Images a Galaxy with Threads of Blue  334pu7m
Dragon
Dragon
Senior Administrator
Senior Administrator

Posts : 5525
Points : 20670
Times User Thanked: : 489
Join date : 2018-01-18

Hubble Images a Galaxy with Threads of Blue  Empty Re: Hubble Images a Galaxy with Threads of Blue

Post by Dragon Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:03 pm



Seyfert galaxies are one of the two largest groups of active galaxies, along with quasars.

They have quasar-like nuclei (very luminous, distant and bright sources of electromagnetic radiation) with very high surface brightnesses whose spectra reveal strong, high-ionisation emission lines, but unlike quasars, their host galaxies are clearly detectable


_________________
Hubble Images a Galaxy with Threads of Blue  334pu7m
Dragon
Dragon
Senior Administrator
Senior Administrator

Posts : 5525
Points : 20670
Times User Thanked: : 489
Join date : 2018-01-18

Hubble Images a Galaxy with Threads of Blue  Empty Re: Hubble Images a Galaxy with Threads of Blue

Post by Dragon Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:07 pm

Hubble Images a Galaxy with Threads of Blue  Circinus.galaxy.750pix
By NASA, Andrew S. Wilson (University of Maryland); Patrick L. Shopbell (Caltech); Chris Simpson (Subaru Telescope); Thaisa Storchi-Bergmann and F. K. B. Barbosa (UFRGS, Brazil); and Martin J. Ward (University of Leicester, U.K.)

The Circinus Galaxy, a Type II Seyfert galaxy

Source / Image Courtesy


_________________
Hubble Images a Galaxy with Threads of Blue  334pu7m
Dragon
Dragon
Senior Administrator
Senior Administrator

Posts : 5525
Points : 20670
Times User Thanked: : 489
Join date : 2018-01-18

Hubble Images a Galaxy with Threads of Blue  Empty Re: Hubble Images a Galaxy with Threads of Blue

Post by Dragon Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:09 pm

Hubble Images a Galaxy with Threads of Blue  610px-Messier_77_spiral_galaxy_by_HST
By NASA, ESA & A. van der Hoeven

NGC 1068 (Messier 77), one of the first Seyfert galaxies classified.

Source / Image Courtesy


_________________
Hubble Images a Galaxy with Threads of Blue  334pu7m
Dragon
Dragon
Senior Administrator
Senior Administrator

Posts : 5525
Points : 20670
Times User Thanked: : 489
Join date : 2018-01-18

Hubble Images a Galaxy with Threads of Blue  Empty Re: Hubble Images a Galaxy with Threads of Blue

Post by Dragon Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:12 pm

Hubble Images a Galaxy with Threads of Blue  720px-Seyfert_galaxy_NGC4151_%28GL-2002-001035%29

Optical and ultraviolet images of the black hole in the center of NGC 4151, a Seyfert Galaxy

Source / Image Courtesy


_________________
Hubble Images a Galaxy with Threads of Blue  334pu7m

Sponsored content

Hubble Images a Galaxy with Threads of Blue  Empty Re: Hubble Images a Galaxy with Threads of Blue

Post by Sponsored content


    Current date/time is Sun Mar 07, 2021 8:38 pm