Homehttps://server7.kproxy.com/servlet/redirect.srv/sruj/smyrwpoii/p2/Sciencehttps://server7.kproxy.com/servlet/redirect.srv/sruj/smyrwpoii/p2/Stunning spiral galaxy spotted by Hubble over 70 million light years away from our solar system
Stunning spiral galaxy spotted by Hubble over 70 million light years away from our solar system
The spiral galaxy, known as NGC 2985, can be found in the Ursa Major, or Great Bear, a constellation.
The universe is full of spiral galaxies, comprising about 77% of those observed. Our own home galaxy, the Milky Way, is one of them. And from certain perspectives, they look like a flat circle. But these galaxies are much more complex.
In NGC 2985, there are multiple spiral arms full of stars. They start out close and tight before spreading out of the galactic core and appearing to fade into space.
In a spiral galaxy, the arms are full of gas and dust. They act like the birthplace of new stars to form continuously. The arms spread out of the galactic bulge at the center, which contains old stars and very little new star formation.
Over time, many spiral galaxies collide with others. The galaxies merge, which makes them appear more circular as the spiral arms condensate.
Early this year, astronomers have discovered that the Milky Way is actually being warped and twisted by the stars within it
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