NASA's incredible image features the most common type of galaxy seen in the vast cosmos. Like our own Milky Way, the spiral galaxies are characterized by their rotation, spindly arms and central bulge. In this case, the Hubble Space Telescope photographed NGC 2985 tens of millions of light-years away from our solar system. The beautiful spinning space sits in the constellation of Ursa Major or the Great Bear and focuses around a massive black hole in its center.
The photo became possible thanks to the combined work of the European Space Agency (ESA) and NASA.
ESA states: "The galaxies come from many shapes and sizes.
" One of the main types of galaxies we see in the universe is the spiral galaxy, presented in a unique way topic of the Hubble Space "Telescope image, NGC 2985.
" NGC 2985 lies more than 70 million light-years away in the constellation Ursa Major ̵1; the Great Bear. "
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The Hubble telescope is incorporated by the US space agency and ESA.
Launched in low-Earth orbit (LEO) the instrument permits astronomers to find the most out of the visible universe.
Since the telescope The mission of the mission began almost 30 years ago, Hubble has made more than 1.3 million space observations .
And the information gathered by Hubble is published in more than 15,000 scientific papers and mentioned several times.
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In the particular case, the ESA said that Hubble's vast view of discovery of the complex structure of the spinning galaxy.
The space agency said: "The complex, near-per the excellent proportion of the display here shows the incredible complexity of NGC 29885.
"Many sharp wounds extend the spiral arms as they move from the bright core of the galaxy, gradually sinking and extinction until vital structures disappear in void
"Over the eons, spiral galaxies are likely to run in other galaxies, often resulting in mergers.
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"Similar events wag the croaking structure of the original galaxies, dazzling and binding in their shape
"These things belong to all their beauty, different from the spiral galaxies since their arrival. "
Unfortunately, the colors in the picture are not" natural "because the space telescope lasts only black and white colors.
said the camera sensor to filter others' another color in each photo to recreate their palette exactly as it can not.
NASA says: "Images are, in fact, downloaded as black and white, and colors are added for There are many reasons – for example, to show the location of chemical elements and to highlight features so that the human eye can not see them. "
Fast facts about the Hubble Space Telescope:
1. Every single week, the space telescope sends 150 gigabits of raw data.
2. The telescope oscillates the planet at speed which is about 17,000mph.
3. Solar power is the six telescope battery with a power storage capacity equivalent to 22 car batteries.
4. The Hubble has found at locations up to 13, 4 billion light years from Earth.
5. The telescope has no thrusters to re-express itself and instead uses the Newtonian principles to spin its wheels against directions to move.