Space is huge and full of darkness. But there is beauty everywhere, as Hubble always reminds us.
Take this newly-shared image of NGC 972, a spiral galaxy discovered in 1784 by German-British astronomer William Herschel, 70 million light-years away, but it definitely makes a good photo.
The image was taken by the Hubble Space Telescope, and as you undoubtedly have already read in the above tweet, these orange-red flourishes are everywhere in the picture. The product of hydrogen gas, a key building block for star formation, responds to the light of newborn stars , The darker black spots between the lighter spots are cosmic dust.
NASA shares photos like this all the time and they never get old. Hubble is a common source of outstanding images, but remember, it was launched in 1
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