Galaxies come in all shapes and sizes, and the galaxies most pleasing to the eye always have the most recognizable shapes. After all, dramatic spirals with outstretched arms bursting in front of newborn stars are a breathtaking sight. Messier 110 definitely does not belong to this group.
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After all, not so dead
10 is a so-called elliptical galaxy. It does not have well-formed features and it is not a swirling mass of eyed pastures. It's just a big star clump in the nearby Andromeda galaxy. In terms of galaxies, it is rather small, but NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has a certain talent for making even "small" space targets larger than life-size.
As NASA explains, this photo of Messier 110 shows the true personality of the galaxy. It is not very conspicuous or funny, but it is absolutely full of stars, and though there are no obvious Star Kindergartens, scientists believe that new stars are still born here.
That's what NASA had to say:
Elliptical galaxies are often considered "dead" in comparison to their spiral relatives, since they have no star nursery rooms and mostly contain old stars. However, astronomers have detected signs of a population of young, blue stars in the center of Messier 110 – suggesting that it is not so "dead" after all.
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] Hubble's wide field and planet camera 2 captures a very young star (between 300,000 and one million years old) surrounded by remnant material.
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Scientists have long studied how galaxies are born, grow and die, but there are still so many things we do not know. & # 39; I do not know anything about the process. Observations indicate that Messier 110 is an almost burned galaxy full of old stars. But can such galaxies be reborn into something new, or are they just waiting to be swallowed by even larger galaxies like Andromeda?
These are things we still do not know, and since it takes billions of years for events to unfold, we may never really understand how everything works. At least we can enjoy the view.