A new image by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope of dwarf galaxy ESO set against a background of distant galaxies. ESO lies just over 11 million light-years from Earth, in the constellation of Cetus (The Whale).
NGC 4631 (the Whale Galaxy or Caldwell is a spiral galaxy, 30 million ly away in Canes Venatici. It has a central starburst, and is interacting with dwarf elliptical galaxy NGC The pair together is ARP Space space space
is a only 25 million light-years away, toward the well-trained northern constellation Seen egde-on, the galaxy is similar in size to the Milky Way. Its distorted wedge shape suggests to some a cosmic herring and to others its popular moniker, The
Astronomy Picture of the Day Star Streams and the Whale Galaxy NGC 4631 is a spiral galaxyfound only 25 million light-years away toward the well-trained northern constellation Canes Venatici. Seen ege-on the galaxy is similar in size to the Milky Way.
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.