‘Stadium effect’ in eye of Hurricane Dorian shows the storm’s strength

[ad_1] A powerful photo from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration of the eye of Hurricane Dorian, now a Category 5, provides yet more confirmation of the strength of the storm. The image shows the wing of a plane in front of the eye wall of Dorian, which looks scooped out, or sloped like a […]

Have you stared deeply into the Cat’s Eye Nebula?

[ad_1] NASA describes the dying star, NGC 6543, in elegant scientific prose. “The Cat’s Eye (NGC 6543) represents a brief, yet glorious, phase in the life of a sun-like star.” The space agency recently posted a sharpened image of the distant planetary nebula, located some 3,000 light-years beyond Earth. These sprawling clouds of dust and […]

Distant galaxies get busy under Hubble’s watchful eye

[ad_1] The Hubble Space Telescope doesn’t just take pretty pictures; it also helps researchers better understand what they’re seeing in the far reaches of space. Take this newly shared image of UGC 2369, a designation that actually applies to two different galaxies that are slowly, inexorably merging into one. This phenomenon of interacting galaxies comes […]