The incredible NASA image shows the most common type of galaxy seen through the vast cosmos. Similar to our own Milky Way, spiral galaxies are characterized by rotation, spindle-shaped arms and central bulge. In this case, the Hubble Space Telescope photographed the galaxy NGC 2985 ten million light-years away from our solar system. The beautiful rotating galaxy is located in the constellation Ursa Major or the Big Bear and is centered around a supermassive black hole in its center.
The picture was made possible thanks to the joint work of the European Space Agency (ESA) and NASA.
ESA said, "Galaxies come in many shapes and sizes."
"One of the most important galaxy types we see in the universe is the spiral galaxy, as the subject of this Hubble space demonstrates in a particularly beautiful way. NGC 2985.
"NGC 2985 is over 70 million light-years away in the constellation Ursa Major ̵
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The Hubble telescope is operated jointly by the US Space Agency and ESA.
The unbelievable instrument that was launched in the Earth orbit (LEO) in 1990 enables astronomers to look into the remotest areas of the visible universe.
Since the telescope's mission began almost 30 years ago, the Hubble has made more than 1.3 million observations of space.
And the information collected by Hubble has been published and cited in more than 15,000 scientific papers.
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In this particular case, Hubble's sweeping view revealed the complex structures of the spinning galaxy.
The Space Agency said, "The intricate, near-perfect symmetry shown here demonstrates the incredible complexity of NGC 29885.
" Several tightly wound spiral arms spread out from the bright nucleus of the galaxy, slowly fading and dissipating until it reaches its end majestic structures in the void of the disappearing intergalactic space that puts a beautiful end to its starry splendor.
"Spiral galaxies collide with other galaxies for eons, often leading to mergers.
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"These merging events confuse the sinuous structures of the original galaxies, smoothing and rounding their shape.
"These objects have their own beauty, different from the spiral galaxies of their creation. "
Unfortunately, the colors in the photo are not" natural "because the space telescope only takes on black and white.
NASA, however, The camera's sensors filter our different colors in each photo to render their palette as accurately as possible.
NASA said, "The images are actually downloaded in black and white, and color is added for a variety of reasons. To indicate the position of chemical elements and highlight features that the human eye can not see.
Brief facts about the Hubble Space Telescope:
1. The Space Telescope transmits 150 gigabits of raw data every week.
. 2 The telescope orbits the planet at a speed of about 30000 km / h.
. 3 The sun drives the six batteries of the telescope with a storage capacity of about 22 car batteries.
. 4 Hubble has observed locations up to 13.4 billion light-years from Earth.
. 5 The telescope has no engines to reposition itself. Instead, the wheels are turned in opposite directions to Newton's principles to move.