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Messier Monday: A Big, Blue, Bright Baby Cluster, M47

"Do not look at stars as bright spots only. Try to take in the vastness of the universe." -Maria Mitchell It's time again for Messier Monday, where we highlight the various wonderous deep-sky objects ... read more

Messier Monday: The could-be-better cluster, M26

This Messier Monday, we take a look at one of the most common types of deep-sky object in the night sky, an open star cluster, but one that has an exceedingly rare property to it: despite being more ... read more

Tag: spiral galaxy

Hey, it’s been way too long since I’ve done a Spiral Galaxy Monday, so here’s a good one. My love for big splashy spiral ... it’s close and bright, and worthy of some study. The arms of the galaxy are ... read more

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Scientists Release First-Ever Photo Of Black Hole

The image shows a bright ring formed as light bends in the intense gravity ... located at the centre of the Milky Way galaxy, and the other in the Messier 87 galaxy, in the constellation Virgo. First ... read more


The monstrous M87 is the dominant member of the neighbouring Virgo cluster of galaxies, which contains some 2,000 galaxies. Discovered in 1781 by Charles Messier, this galaxy ... M87's most striking ... read more

Messier Monday: The brightest Messier globular, M22

Image credit: © Ole Nielsen 1999–2007, via Although they may be intrinsically quite bright ... globular cluster left in the Messier catalogue, and the perfect ... read more

Messier Monday: A Cluster Beyond Our Galaxy, M79

Today, for Messier Monday, let's take a look at one of the true ... Image credit: AURA, NSF, NOAO. This cluster is loaded with red giant stars, with plenty of blue stragglers lighting the way as well. ... read more

Seeing the Treasures of Messier's List with Mobile Astronomy Apps

[Messier 47: Blue Stars Sparkle in Spectacular Deep Space Star Cluster] Every year ... In 1705, Edmond Halley calculated that the bright comet that now bears his name would return around 1758, and the ... read more

The Sky This Week from March 29 to April 7

It appears 3° south of the beautiful Pleiades star cluster (M45) tonight and tomorrow night and will remain within the same binocular field as the cluster through next weekend. The planet’s ruddy hue ... read more

A spiral that can beat you with two arms tied behind its back

Messier 106 is an ... the core of the galaxy is very bright, glowing more fiercely than you’d expect from a normal galaxy. That adds up to one thing: an actively feeding black hole in the galaxy’s ... read more

Astronomers prepare for closest pass of a large asteroid 2004 BL86 until 2027

It will then skim the eastern edge of a star cluster called the Beehive (or Messier 44) from about 5am GMT tomorrow ... after 16 years in the position, added: 'Monday, January 26 will be the closest ... read more

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