Astronomy Picture of the Day

Barred Spiral Galaxy NGC 1300

The Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD) is a very interesting site maintained by two professional astronomers. They post a new astronomy picture (from NASA, Hubble, etc.) with some explanations every day. Some very interesting facts and pictures to be seen there, check it out.

The image on the right (click for full image) is taken from the APOD of January 12, 2005. It shows the barred Spiral Galaxy NGC 1300 (70 million light-years away from us).