39 relations: Andromeda Galaxy, Andromeda–Milky Way collision, Antenna (biology), Astronomy Picture of the Day, Atacama Large Millimeter Array, Atlas of Peculiar Galaxies, Barred spiral galaxy, Caldwell catalogue, Chandra X-ray Observatory, Constellation, Corvus (constellation), Elliptical galaxy, Epoch (astronomy), European Southern Observatory, Galaxy, Gamma Corvi, Insect, Interacting galaxy, Interstellar medium, Light-year, List of galaxies, Mice Galaxies, Milky Way, New General Catalogue, NGC 2207 and IC 2163, NGC 4038 Group, Principal Galaxies Catalogue, Second, SN 2004gt, SN 2007sr, Spiral galaxy, Star, Starburst galaxy, Sun, Uppsala General Catalogue, Very Large Telescope, Whirlpool Galaxy, William Herschel, 31 Crateris.
The Andromeda Galaxy, also known as Messier 31, M31, or NGC 224, is a spiral galaxy approximately 780 kiloparsecs (2.5 million light-years) from Earth, and the nearest major galaxy to the Milky Way.
The Andromeda–Milky Way collision is a galactic collision predicted to occur in about 4 billion years between two galaxies in the Local Group—the Milky Way (which contains the Solar System and Earth) and the Andromeda Galaxy.
Antennae (singular: antenna), sometimes referred to as "feelers," are paired appendages used for sensing in arthropods.
Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD) is a website provided by NASA and Michigan Technological University (MTU).
The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) is an astronomical interferometer of radio telescopes in the Atacama Desert of northern Chile.
The Atlas of Peculiar Galaxies is a catalog of peculiar galaxies produced by Halton Arp in 1966.
A barred spiral galaxy is a spiral galaxy with a central bar-shaped structure composed of stars.
The Caldwell Catalogue is an astronomical catalogue of 109 star clusters, nebulae, and galaxies for observation by amateur astronomers.
The Chandra X-ray Observatory (CXO), previously known as the Advanced X-ray Astrophysics Facility (AXAF), is a Flagship-class space observatory launched on STS-93 by NASA on July 23, 1999.
Christmas is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ,Martindale, Cyril Charles.
The Christmas season, also called the festive season, or the holiday season (mainly in the U.S. and Canada; often simply called the holidays),, is an annually recurring period recognized in many Western and Western-influenced countries that is generally considered to run from late November to early January.
Christmas Eve is the evening or entire day before Christmas Day, the festival commemorating the birth of Jesus.
Christmas traditions vary from country to country.
A constellation is a group of stars that are considered to form imaginary outlines or meaningful patterns on the celestial sphere, typically representing animals, mythological people or gods, mythological creatures, or manufactured devices.
Corvus is a small constellation in the Southern Celestial Hemisphere.
An elliptical galaxy is a type of galaxy having an approximately ellipsoidal shape and a smooth, nearly featureless image.
In astronomy, an epoch is a moment in time used as a reference point for some time-varying astronomical quantity, such as the celestial coordinates or elliptical orbital elements of a celestial body, because these are subject to perturbations and vary with time.
The European Southern Observatory (ESO) is a 15-nation intergovernmental research organization for ground-based astronomy.
A galaxy is a gravitationally bound system of stars, stellar remnants, interstellar gas, dust, and dark matter.
Gamma Corvi (γ Corvi, abbreviated Gamma Crv, γ Crv) is a binary star and the brightest star in the southern constellation of Corvus, having an apparent visual magnitude of 2.59.
Insects or Insecta (from Latin insectum) are hexapod invertebrates and the largest group within the arthropod phylum.
Interacting galaxies (colliding galaxies) are galaxies whose gravitational fields result in a disturbance of one another.
In astronomy, the interstellar medium (ISM) is the matter and radiation that exists in the space between the star systems in a galaxy.
The light-year is a unit of length used to express astronomical distances and measures about 9.5 trillion kilometres or 5.9 trillion miles.
The following is a list of notable galaxies.
NGC 4676, or the Mice Galaxies, are two spiral galaxies in the constellation Coma Berenices.
The Milky Way is the galaxy that contains our Solar System.
The New General Catalogue of Nebulae and Clusters of Stars (abbreviated as NGC) is a catalogue of deep-sky objects compiled by John Louis Emil Dreyer in 1888.
NGC 2207 and IC 2163 are a pair of colliding spiral galaxies about 80 million light-years away in the constellation Canis Major.
The NGC 4038 Group is a group of galaxies in the constellations Corvus and Crater.
New Year is the time or day at which a new calendar year begins and the calendar's year count increments by one.
New Year's Day, also called simply New Year's or New Year, is observed on January 1, the first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar.
In the Gregorian calendar, New Year's Eve (also known as Old Year's Day or Saint Sylvester's Day in many countries), the last day of the year, is on 31 December which is the seventh day of Christmastide.
The Catalogue of Principal Galaxies (PGC) is an astronomical catalog published in 1989 that lists B1950 and J2000 equatorial coordinates and cross-identifications for 73,197 galaxies.
The second is the SI base unit of time, commonly understood and historically defined as 1/86,400 of a day – this factor derived from the division of the day first into 24 hours, then to 60 minutes and finally to 60 seconds each.
SN 2004GT was a type Ic supernova that happened in the interacting galaxy NGC 4038 on December 12, 2004.
SN 2007sr was a Type Ia supernova event that happened in the galaxy NGC 4038.
Spiral galaxies form a class of galaxy originally described by Edwin Hubble in his 1936 work The Realm of the Nebulae(pp. 124–151) and, as such, form part of the Hubble sequence.
A star is type of astronomical object consisting of a luminous spheroid of plasma held together by its own gravity.
A starburst galaxy is a galaxy undergoing an exceptionally high rate of star formation, as compared to the long-term average rate of star formation in the galaxy or the star formation rate observed in most other galaxies.
The Sun is the star at the center of the Solar System.
The Uppsala General Catalogue of Galaxies (UGC) is a catalogue of 12,921 galaxies visible from the northern hemisphere.
The Very Large Telescope (VLT) is a telescope facility operated by the European Southern Observatory on Cerro Paranal in the Atacama Desert of northern Chile.
The Whirlpool Galaxy, also known as Messier 51a, M51a, and NGC 5194, is an interacting grand-design spiral galaxy with a Seyfert 2 active galactic nucleus.
Frederick William Herschel, (Friedrich Wilhelm Herschel; 15 November 1738 – 25 August 1822) was a German-born British astronomer, composer and brother of fellow astronomer Caroline Herschel, with whom he worked.
2018 has been designated as the third International Year of the Reef by the International Coral Reef Initiative.
2019 (MMXIX) will be a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2019th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 19th year of the 3rd millennium, the 19th year of the 21st century, and the 10th and last year of the 2010s decade.
31 Crateris is a binary star system in the constellation Corvus.
Antenna Galaxies, Antenna Galaxy, Antenna galaxies, Antenna galaxy, Antennae Galaxy, Antennae galaxies, Antennae galaxy, Arp 244, Caldwell 60, Caldwell 61, NGC 4038, NGC 4038/9, NGC 4039, Ringtail Galaxy, Ringtail peculiar galaxy, The Antennae, UGCA 264, UGCA 265.