the strawberries are wearing tuxedos! (by SMN)

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*.* Lindo Conejito, una belleza de la Naturaleza 

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Galactic Bar and Ring

The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope provides us this week with a spectacular image of the bright star-forming ring that surrounds the heart of the barred spiral galaxy NGC 1097. In this image, the larger-scale structure of the galaxy is barely visible: its comparatively dim spiral arms, which surround its heart in a loose embrace, reach out beyond the edges of this frame.

This face-on galaxy, lying 45 million light-years away from Earth in the southern constellation of Fornax (The Furnace), is particularly attractive for astronomers. NGC 1097 is a Seyfert galaxy. Lurking at the very centre of the galaxy, a supermassive black hole 100 million times the mass of our Sun is gradually sucking in the matter around it. The area immediately around the black hole shines powerfully with radiation coming from the material falling in.

The distinctive ring around the black hole is bursting with new star formation due to an inflow of material toward the central bar of the galaxy. These star-forming regions are glowing brightly thanks to emission from clouds of ionised hydrogen. The ring is around 5000 light-years across, although the spiral arms of the galaxy extend tens of thousands of light-years beyond it…

(read more: Wired Science)

Image: NASA/ESA/Hubble [high-resolution]

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Howard McWilliam

Me encanta el papel de la mujer en la primera imagen, la segunda deja mucho que pensar, la tercera es algo tierna, la cuarta tiene algo de ternura por medio de los gatos y la quinta representa la vida que tiene una mujer trabajadora.

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