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Barred Spiral NGC 1365
This illustration was commissioned for one of my recent books, Cosmic Menagerie: A Visual Journey Through the Universe. It is an impression of the barred spiral galaxy NGC 1365, also known as the Great Barred Spiral. It lies about 56 million light-ye...
Keywords: galaxy, barred spiral, planet, exoplanet...

Journey to the Milky Way
In this animation, we initially view our Milky Way galaxy as just one of many others. We then zoom in at an impossible speed, approaching the majestic spiral from an oblique angle. The location of the Solar System is betrayed by the yellow dot toward...
Keywords: galaxy, Milky Way, barred spiral, animation...

Laniakea
... 100 million billion solar masses and spans over 500 million light-years of extragalactic space. Each dot in this image is a galaxy – 100,000 in all – each containing in turn millions to trillions of stars. The contour lines are velocity flows: t ...
Keywords: Laniakea, Local Group, supercluster, galaxy cluster, cosmology, large-scale stru...

Large-Scale Structure
The above is a schematic showing the Universe on the largest possible scale. Each red dot is not just a galaxy, but an entire cluster of them, often containing thousands of individual members. They are strung out to form long filamentary structures. ...
Keywords: large-scale structure, cosmology, void, supercluster, galaxy cluster, universe...

Local Group Animation
Local Group galaxy cluster, computer animation. Some 50 galaxies of the central area of the Local Group are shown relative to our spiral Milky Way Galaxy, located at the centre of the circular grid. The concentric circles are 500,000 light-years apar...
Keywords: Milky Way, Local Group, galaxy cluster, galaxy, animation...

New Milky Way
An accurate impression of the Milky Way Galaxy seen from an oblique vantage point, commissioned to appear in Sky & Telescope. Astronomers think that the Galaxy has a central bar, seen in this image. The arms, as we know them, are in their correct...
Keywords: galaxy, Milky Way, barred spiral...

New Milky Way II
An accurate impression of the Milky Way Galaxy seen from an oblique vantage point, commissioned to appear in Sky & Telescope. Astronomers think that the Galaxy has a central bar, seen in this image. The arms, as we know them, are in their correct...
Keywords: galaxy, Milky Way, barred spiral...

Outer Rim
... atmospheres, and thus be devoid of life. From here you can see the Milky Way edge on. The dark band across the middle is the galaxy's dust cargo. ...
Keywords: exoplanet, planet, satellite, terrestrial planet, galaxy, Milky Way...

Protogalaxy
Astronomical artwork of a protogalaxy, or a primeval galaxy. These were very early, giant clouds of gas which were forming into the first galaxies. It is believed that the rate of star formation during this period of galactic evolution will determine...
Keywords: protogalaxy, galaxy, star formation...

Spiral Metropolis
A classic slice of space art, but this is a bit of fantasy. What you see here is a spiral galaxy rising above a rocky seascape on a watery planet not unlike the Earth. But this is an impossible view, really. Even close up a galaxy would not look anyw...
Keywords: galaxy, landscape, water, ocean, spiral galaxy, space art...

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