Hubble has captured yet another mesmerizing image of a spiral galaxy. The space telescope captured this time a photo of a star nearby that is just as brilliant as its galaxy companion.
Galaxy NGC 5495 is just 300 million light-years away from our planet. The European Space Agency (ESA), which captured the latest Hubble image showing the stunning spiral galaxy, has also taken photos of stars in our Milky Way.
The ESA originally released the image back in September. However, it recently began making the rounds again due to the Milky Ways stars within it effectively photobombing the spiral galaxy that Hubble was focused on for the image. The image was captured using Hubble’s Wide Field Camera 3, and it shows the galaxy’s front face as well as its core.
Despite its age, this Hubble image of the spiral galaxy NGC 5495 shows just how powerful the space telescope still is, even after 30 years of active service observing our universe. Further, because the telescope continues to operate as normal, it also has the potential to provide the James Webb space telescope with some exceptional companionship in future observations.
Further, Hubble also gave us a unique look at the effects that NASA’s DART test had on the asteroid Dimorphos, which the space agency looked to change last month. This Hubble photo reminds us once more of how much this telescope still has to offer. The galaxy NGC 5495, which is also a Seyfert galaxie, has an active galactic nucleus.
And this isn’t even the most beautiful image that Hubble has captured. Alongside this image of a spiral galaxy, Hubble has also peered deep into the Orion Nebula, capturing the heart of the nebula itself. The space telescope also recently captured a stunning photo of a cosmic nursery, where a dark void in space offers a keyhole-like appearance.
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