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NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day (December 27, 2010)

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  • mahtezcatpoc
    http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap101227.html Are the nearest galaxies distributed randomly? A plot of over one million of the brightest extended sources
    Message 1 of 379 , Jan 1, 2011
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      "Are the nearest galaxies distributed randomly? A plot of over one million of the brightest 'extended sources' detected by the Two Micron All Sky Survey (2MASS) shows that they are not. The vast majority of these infrared extended sources are galaxies. Visible above is an incredible tapestry of structure that provides limits on how the universe formed and evolved. Many galaxies are gravitationally bound together to form clusters, which themselves are loosely bound into superclusters, which in turn are sometimes seen to align over even larger scale structures. In contrast, very bright stars inside our own Milky Way Galaxy cause the vertical blue sash."


      Mark A. Holmes
    • mahtezcatpoc
      http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap111126.html IC 5067, the Pelican Nebula in Cygnus. Mark A. Holmes
      Message 379 of 379 , Dec 1, 2011
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        IC 5067, the Pelican Nebula in Cygnus.


        Mark A. Holmes
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