April 8, 2016

Hubble image of NGC 1073

NGC 1073

The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has taken a picture of the barred spiral galaxy NGC 1073, which is found in the constellation of Cetus (The Sea Monster). Our own galaxy, the Milky Way, is thought to be a similar barred spiral, and the study of galaxies such as NGC 1073 can help astronomers learn more about our celestial home.

Image Credit: NASA & ESA
Explanation from: http://www.spacetelescope.org/images/heic1202a/

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