Astronomy Picture of the Day
    

Astronomy Picture Of the Day (APOD)

Последствие великого взрыва Сверхновой в 1987 году Supernova 1987a Aftermath
21.06.1995

In 1987 a star in one of the Milky Way's satellite galaxies exploded. In 1994 the Hubble Space Telescope, in orbit around the earth, took a very detailed picture of the remnants of this explosion. This picture, above, showed unusual and unexpected rings, and astronomers are not sure how they formed.


Звездное скопление Плеяды Pleiades Star Cluster
20.06.1995

The Pleiades star cluster, M45, is one of the brightest star clusters visible in the northern hemisphere. It consists of many bright, hot stars that were all formed at the same time within a large cloud of interstellar dust and gas.


Если Земля была бы нейтронной звездой Neutron Star Earth
16.06.1995

If the Earth could somehow be transformed to the ultra-high density of a neutron star , it might appear as it does in the above computer generated figure. Due to the very strong gravitational field, the neutron star distorts light from the background sky greatly. If you look closely, two


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