February 8 - 14, 2016 Stargazer: Detecting Wind from a Galaxy Far, Far Away

Feb 8, 2016

Credit courtesy of Shawn A. Laatsch

In Stargazer this week, hear about a number of planets are visible together in our island skies, plus about a discovery from the Mauna Kea summit relating to wind from another galaxy as HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips.

 

A pseudo-color image of NGC 6240 taken with Suprime-Cam at the Subaru Telescope. Blue, green, and red colors are attributed to the B-band, R-band, and H-alpha (emission line from ionized hydrogen gas) images, respectively. The giant ionized gas blown out from the galaxy is seen in red. Click the figure to jump to the larger image of the central region.
Credit Hiroshima University / NAOJ