The Hubble Space Telescope has recently captured a few amazing pictures of a galaxy that is located almost 50 million light-years away. NASA’s equipment is found to have spotted the galaxy named NGC 3175 in the constellation of Antlia or […]
The Hubble Space Telescope has recently captured a few amazing pictures of a galaxy that is located almost 50 million light-years away. NASA’s equipment is found to have spotted the galaxy named NGC 3175 in the constellation of Antlia or the Air Pump. The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows the galaxy to be cut into two in the images. The galaxy is found to be an amalgamation of dark lanes of dust, whirling & pinwheeling arms, bright patches of glowing gas, and bright core. The entire view looks like a painting of the celestial event. According to the ESA, Hubble’s Wide Field Camera 3 has helped snap the images of the large spiral galaxy.
The galaxy is present 6 trillion miles from our galaxy as per the exact calculations. The Hubble telescope has been found to have taken numerous incredible images of the far reaches of space. One of the most recent is the ghost nebula. The NGC 3175 group contains a couple of large spiral galaxies and numerous lower mass spiral & satellite galaxies. The galaxy group generally consists of 50 or more galaxies that are bound together by gravity. It is considered to be an analog of the Local Group, which is home for our own galaxy.
Similarly, the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope had spotted the NGC 6052, which is a pair of colliding galaxies, in March 2019. The colliding galaxies were found to be located in the constellation of Hercules about 30 million light-years away. It was first discovered in 1784 using the Wide Field Camera on the Hubble telescope. The gravity is believed to have triggered the collision between the two and now their stars seem to have taken up new trajectories. The collision generally results in a single, stable galaxy. It is being predicted that after 4 billion years, there are possibilities that our galaxy may collide with its neighbor galaxy, the Andromeda galaxy.