Saturday, December 2, 2006

In the Arms of NGC 1097

R. Jay GaBany (Cosmotography.com)
Explanation: A smaller companion seems wrapped in the spiral arms of enigmatic galaxy NGC 1097. This amazingly deep image of the peculiar spiral system, also known as Arp 77, actually combines data from two telescopes, one in the northern and one in the southern hemisphere of planet Earth. The faint details revealed include hints of a mysterious jet emerging toward the top of the view. Seen to be about 42,000 light-years from the larger galaxy's center, the companion galaxy is gravitationally interacting with the spiral and will ultimately merge with it. NGC 1097's center also harbors a massive black hole. NGC 1097 is located about 45 million light-years away in the chemical constellation Fornax.

26 comments:

Eyes said...

Test

The Merry Widow said...

Neener-Neener! You can't hide from me!
Good to see you back!

tmw

Gayle said...

Your test works! I changed your link in my template.

I can't see why anyone would be bothering you, Eyes. Just whom would you be pissing off? I piss off a bunch of liberals daily, but I don't see how anyone can take offense at anything you post. People are so weird!

Blessings. :)

Always On Watch said...

New site? I just found this.

Russet Shadows said...

Hey howdy, I found you too. Blame TMW. :)

Always On Watch said...

Eyes,
I just updated my template.

Brooke said...

Hi, Eyes! I love your site! :D

I'm just ITCHING to switch to Beta, but Blogger won't let me yet! :(

VerityINK said...

Hi Eyes, I don't know how I've missed ya! I'm over here at

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You're on my blog roll!

VerityINK said...

Brooke--It won't let me either!

The Merry Widow said...

Me neither!

tmw

VerityINK said...

How'd we 3 get to be Blogger stepchildren?

Elmer's Brother said...

yeah you're back

nanc said...

welcome back!

i really, really missed you...now, how long were you gone?

i don't know what i'd do if you weren't here to visit daily.

gandalf said...

hi eyes all done updated and new link posted on pompeii

nanc said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ELBRO!

if he stops back by.

Warren said...

I did some editing and rearanging.

The old link is history and the new link is up.

cube said...

hey eyes, what happened? why did you switch?

Mr. Beamish the Instablepundit said...

One thing the Milky Way Galaxy has in common with NGC 1097...

There's no evidence that leftists in the NGC 1097 galaxy are capable of rational thought either.

nanc said...

baby shower for madzionist at longrange today. you are cordially invited.

Farmer John said...

The symmetry is what always gets me...

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