The distance to NGC 3156 is approximately 72.67 million light-years from us. With an apparent magnitude of 12.30 in the V-band and 13.07 in the B-band, NGC 3156 may not be among the brightest gems in the night sky, but its allure lies in its unique characteristics.
However, even when clouds obscure the view, the unusual daytime darkness associated with eclipses will delight not only human observers but also the co-dwellers of this natural world. Birds seek their roosts, bees return to their hives, and even turtles emerge from their aquatic abodes in response to this transient celestial phenomenon.
Situated in the galaxy IC 1776, nestled within the Pisces constellation and 150 million light-years away from Earth, this image offers a new insight on a distant, irregularly-shaped spiral galaxy.
NASA’s Neil Gehrels Swift Observatory, initially designed to study gamma-ray bursts, has discovered the repeated, partial tidal disruption of a Sun-like star by a massive black hole named Swift J0230. The object signifies a dawn of a fresh era in Swift’s scientific exploration, enabled by an innovative approach to interpreting...
In a few more hours, India will become the fourth country to make a soft-landing on Moon, with Chandrayaan-3, the country’s third lunar mission, scheduled to land on the Moon’s South Pole at 6:04pm(IST) today, 23 August.
After a couple of weeks in which we welcomed a partial solar eclipse on October 25, a total lunar eclipse is preparing to take place on Tuesday, November 8. This total lunar eclipse is a rare sight for skywatchers because the Moon will take on a reddish-copper hue, earning it...
Launched on October 16, 2021, NASA’s Lucy spacecraft has recently provided us with an amazing image of planet earth and its moon from a distance of about 1.4 million kilometers.
Even in its old age, the Hubble Space Telescope is still providing us with stunning views of distant objects in our universe. In this case, it has given us a glimpse into the enormous star cluster Terzan 4.
The gamma-ray burst (GRB), the most potent class of explosions in the cosmos, which is responsible for the emission, is one of the brightest events ever recorded.
The James Webb Space Telescope and the Hubble Space Telescope, two of NASA’s Great Observatories, have captured images of a special NASA experiment designed to deliberately smash a spacecraft into a small asteroid in the first-ever in-space test for planetary defense.
Neptune does not appear blue to Webb because its Near-Infrared Camera (NIRCam) only sees objects in the near-infrared spectrum between 0.6 and 5 microns.