All of the stars! 🌟 LOOK: NASA shares a photo of the spiral galaxy NGC 5585, which rests on the tail of the Great Bear in the Ursa Major constellation. Hot spots of star formation can also be seen along the galaxy’s faint spiral arms. 📷 NASA's Hubble Space Telescope FB
Right #now Chandra is gazing at galaxies in Ursa Major, the Great Bear!🐻 Nearby in the sky are these two merging galaxies, known as Arp 238. Tremendous tails of #stars and gas have been wrenched from the outer regions of the galaxies, across thousands of light years, by gravity!
Right #now Chandra is gazing at a galaxy in Ursa Major, the Great Bear. Nearby in the sky, these two spiral galaxies are beginning to merge. Collectively known as UGC 8335, these cosmic dancers are about 400 million light years from Earth. #Today 's Obs: 2h 46m
The Big Dipper is one of the most easily recognizable asterisms in the night sky. Asterisms are smaller parts of larger constellations. The Big Dipper is part of Ursa Major (the Great Bear), the third largest constellation. [Reddit/educationalgifs]
This enchanting spiral galaxy in the constellation of Ursa Major (the Great Bear) lies about 65 million light-years from Earth. That means the light that captured here left NGC 3972 just when the dinosaurs became extinct: