Results From Research On Two Elliptical Galaxies

As we know the current models explain elliptical galaxies as dead galaxies, but have to say a completely different history is suggested by the images of two galaxies obtained by the MégaCam camera of the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope (CFHT, CNRS/CNRC/University of Hawaii). All members of an international Atlas3D team, have shown that these two elliptical galaxies were formed from the merger of two large spiral galaxies, just 1 to 3 billion years ago.

Тhe Most Famous Black Hole Cygnus X-1

Astronomers have determined the exact distance to the object Cygnus X-1, which was the first object recognized as the black hole. Cygnus X-1or Cyg X-1 is the X-ray source in the constellation Cygnus, which opened in 1964. Astronomers have calculated the mass of the black hole in the constellation Cygnus, focusing on the characteristics of its interaction with the blue supergiant.

Flying Telescope for Studing “Occultation” of Pluto

The telescope, called the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA), is a 100-inch (2.5-meter) reflecting instrument mounted on a highly modified Boeing 747SP aircraft. Astronomers used the flying observatoary’s mobility to position itself in the right place and time to catch a so-called “occultation” of Pluto, when the dwarf planet passed in front of a distant star, and its shadow hit a specific location on Earth This observation allowed scientists to learn new details about Pluto and its moons.

Never Before Seen Details of the Galaxy Centaurus A

Scientists can take a new image of the galaxy Centaurus A using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope (June 16, 2011), with the help of which they can reveals never before seen details of its. The image show features in the visible, ultraviolet and near-infrared spectrum.At a distance of just over 11 million light-years, Centaurus A contains the closest active galactic nucleus to Earth.

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