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Astronomy Picture of the Day: 2/9/14 - Tadpole Galaxy  This is the Tadpole Galaxy. It is about 420-million light-years from Earth in the constellation Draco; while it measures in at approximately 390,000 light-years across.  The Tadpole gets its iconic shape from interacting with a smaller, more compact galaxy many millions of years ago. You can actually still see the galactic nucleus of smaller galaxy. Furthermore, If you find the nucleus of the large galaxy (near the ce

Arp 188 and the Tadpole’s Tail: Its eye-catching tail is about light-years long – more than 2 times the diameter of the Milky Way – and features massive, bright blue star clusters.

SPILL, Daniel Beltra Images from the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill A plume of smoke rises from a burn of collected oil. A total of 411 controlled burns were used to try rid the Gulf of the most visible surface oil from the BP Deepwater Horizon wellhead.

NGC 1999

NGC located ly away from Earth in Orion, it is a dust filled bright nebula with a vast hole of empty space represented by a black patch of sky (see photo). It is a reflection nebula and shines from the light of the variable star Orionis


"It was a sense of privilege and mute wonder, as though he'd witnessed one of those small, everyday miracles of spring. Like a new butterfly pushing scrunched, damp wings from a chrysalis." Author: Tessa Dareby (Alberto Di Donato on