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Kool Image Barred Spiral Galaxy NGC 1073

     
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Barred Spiral Galaxy NGC 1073

Barred Spiral Galaxy NGC 1073

 
 

The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope’s picture of the barred spiral galaxy NGC 1073, which is found in the constellation of Cetus (The Sea Monster). Our own galaxy, the Milky Way, is a similar barred spiral, and the study of galaxies such as NGC 1073 helps astronomers learn more about our celestial home.

Credit: NASA/ESA/Hubble Space Telescope

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Los Alamos observatory fingers cosmic ray ‘hot spots’

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Los Alamos observatory fingers cosmic ray ‘hot spots’

Milagro Observatory unveils something never before seen from Earth

“A Laboratory cosmic-ray observatory has seen for the first time two distinct hot spots that appear to be bombarding Earth with an excess of cosmic rays. The research calls into question nearly a century of understanding about galactic magnetic fields near our solar system….

Cosmic Ray ‘hot spots’
John Pretz

Read the full story at Los Alamos National Laboratory.