Friday, May 24

Hubble Telescope Snaps Photo of NGC 4753

Hubble keeps on delivering amazing images of the cosmos. This time, we have a stellar view of the galaxy known as NGC 4753.

Located about 60 million light years from earth, NGC 4753 is in the constellation Virgo. Astronomers believe the galaxy is a result of a merger with a nearby dwarf galaxy. The dust lines, which you can see in the photo, are a result of the merging.

Astronomers also believe that most of the mass in the galaxy is in a flattened spherical halo of dark matter. We also know of two known supernovae located in the galaxy.

Image Credit: ESA/Hubble