NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day 2016 August 16 Five Planets and the Moon over Australia It is not a coincidence that planets line up. That’s because all of the planets orbit the Sun in (nearly) a single sheet called the plane of the ecliptic.
NGC 3190 is a spiral galaxy with tightly wound arms and lying in the constellation Leo. It was discovered by William Herschel in NGC 3190 is member of Hickson 44 galaxy group, estimated at around 80 million light years and consisting of four
Hoag’s Object-A nearly perfect ring of hot, blue stars pinwheels about the yellow nucleus of an unusual galaxy known as Hoags Object. This image from NASAs Hubble Space Telescope captures a face-on view of the galaxys ring of stars
This image shows the star-studded center of the Milky Way towards the constellation of Sagittarius. The crowded center of our galaxy contains numerous complex and mysterious objects that are usually hidden at optical wavelengths by clouds of dust