NASA has shared an image of a stunning cosmic pair of galaxies located about 215 million light-years from Earth in the constellation of Pisces. The image was clicked by the Hubble Telescope, a current NASA worker for studying the mysteries of deep space. NASA said that the galaxies appear to be colliding with each other, but in reality the two are very far away. The main spiral galaxy is called NGC 105 and its elongated neighbor appears to be touching its edge. However, this is just a “situation of perspective”, the agency said.
Hubble Space Telescope, a joint project of NASA And esa, was launched in 1990 and has been studying the universe ever since. Because of its unobstructed view of the universe, the telescope has made over 1.3 million observations so far, including CAdapting distant galaxies. It has helped astronomers determine the age of the universe and monitors the planets in the Solar System.
“This week’s image shows a spectacular cosmic pairing of galaxies,” NASA said, adding that the two galaxies are far more distant than they appear in the image.
NGC 105 was first discovered in 1884 by French astronomer Edouard Stéphane. Not much information is yet available about its extended neighbor. To capture this image, the Hubble team used ,A vast collection of Hubble measurements that probe nearby galaxies contain two fascinating celestial phenomena.”
These two phenomena are Cepheid variable stars, also known as pulsating stars, and cataclysmic supernova explosions, which occur after the death of a massive star. Why do these events matter? They help astronomers measure the distance between different cosmic objects. This leads to a better understanding of how the universe is expanding.
Hubble often shares stunning images of the breathtaking celestial bodies it has captured. Last month, it shared an image of a luminous spiral galaxy named NCG 7329, The image shows a stellar whirlpool with yellow light concentrated in the center and the spirals painted blue.
After serving for more than 30 years, Hubble is now aging and NASA and its international partners plan to replace James Webb Space Telescope,
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