There are many magnificent galaxies in the universe, but it is difficult to place a true sublime spiral, that galaxy that swirls with sparkling curved arms in the darkness of space. This is shown in the new portrait of the Hubble Space Telescope of the galaxy NGC 4535.
NGC 4535 has a compelling nickname: The Lost Galaxy. It̵
“Despite the incredible quality of this image taken by the NASA / ESA Hubble Space Telescope, NGC 4535 has a hazy, somewhat ghostly appearance when viewed from a smaller telescope,” the European Space Agency said in a statement on Friday.
According to ESA, amateur amateur Leland S. Copeland watched the galaxy in the 1950s and gave it the bizarre nickname Lost Galaxy in honor of its ethereal appearance.
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NASA also shared the image this week. NASA and ESA are jointly operating Hubble. The image of the space telescope shows a stunning amount of detail. The bright blue spots are where the young, hot stars hang. Lighter colors closer to the middle emphasize older and colder stars.
The Lost Galaxy view is part of the High Angle Resolution Physics study in Near Galaxies or PHANGS, which includes a collection of star formation data. The galaxy is located in the constellation Virgo 50 million light-years from Earth, but Hubble makes it feel close to home.
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