The incredible NASA picture features the most common type of galaxy seen through the vast cosmos. Much like our very own Milky Way, spiral galaxies are characterized by their rotation, spindly arms and central bulge. In this case, the Hubble Space Telescope photographed the galaxy NGC 2985s of thousands of light-years away from our solar system. The beautiful rotating galaxy is located in the constellation Ursa Major or the Great Bear and is focused around a supermassive black hole at its center.
The picture was made possible thanks to the joint work of the European Space Agency (ESA) and NASA.
The ESA said: "Galaxies come in many shapes and sizes.
" One of the key galaxy types we see in the universe is the spiral galaxy, as demonstrated in a particularly beautiful way by the subject of this Hubble Space Telescope image, NGC 2985.
"NGC 2985 lies over 70 million light-years away in the constellation Ursa Major ̵
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The Hubble telescope is jointly operated by the US space agency and ESA
Launched in Low Earth Earth (LEO) in 1990, the incredible instrument allows astronomers to peer into the farthest reach of the visible universe .
Since the telescope with the mission started nearly 30 years ago, Hubble has made more than 1.3 million observations of the space
And the information gathered by Hubble has been published in more than 15,000 scientific papers and cited many times more
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In this particular case, ESA said Hubble's far-reaching gaze uncovered the intricate structures of the spinning galaxy
. the complicated, near-perfect symmetry on display here reveals the incredible complexity of NGC 29885.
"Multiple tightly wound spiral arms widen as they whirl from galaxy's bright core, slowly fading and dissipating until these majestic structures disappear into the emptiness of the
"Over eons, spiral galaxies tend to run into other galaxies, often resulting in mergers."
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"These objects they have a beauty all their own, distinct from the spiral galaxies from when they came. "
However, NASA is a" natural "space telescope since the space telescope takes only black and white colors. said the camera's sensors filter our various colors in each photo to recreate their palette as accurately as possible
NASA said: "The images are, indeed, downloaded as black and white, and color is added for a number of different reasons – for example, to show the location of the chemical elements and highlight features so subdued that the human eye can not see them. "
Every single week, the space telescope transmits 150 gigabits of raw data.
2. The telescope orbits the planet at a speed of about 17,000mph
3. The Sun power's telescope's six batteries with a power storage capacity of about 22 car batteries
4. Hubble has gazed at locations as far as 13.4 billion light-years from Earth
5. The telescope does not have thrusters to reposition itself and instead uses Newtonian principles to rotate its wheels in opposing directions to move