Hubble, the old telescope of the American space agency, has just achieved a great feat. He demonstrated to humanity that there are many other potentially viable sites including galaxies with different shapes. To be more specific, Hubble captured a stunning photo of several galaxies with a diversity of names and appearances.
Recall that Hubble is in orbit about 550 kilometers from the surface of the Earth. He is very sensitive, allowing him to detect light from a night light on the surface of the moon. As for the power, this old telescope could distinguish two fireflies being within three meters of each other from a distance of almost 11,000 kilometers. It’s incredible ! In addition, his observations have resulted in the publication of over 16,000 scientific papers which have been cited approximately 800,000 times.
All about the latest capture made by Hubble
In the shot there are several galaxies glowing against the dark space background. The image also shows several spiral and irregular shaped galaxies in the constellation of Hercules. The most notable is the one at the top right of the image and it is called “LEDA 58109 or MCG+07-34-030”. You can also see a bright core in a spiral structure that resembles our own Milky Way galaxy.
The image also displays two other galactic objects just below and to the left of “LEDA 58109”. Apparently, these two objects overlap. The first is an active galactic nucleus (AGN) dubbed SDSS J162558.14+435746.4 which normally partially obscures the galaxy SDSS J162557.25+435743.5. But on the capture, the latter culminates on the right behind the AGN.
The image shows a great diversity of galaxies
Generally, galaxies are classified as spiral and elliptical. In contrast, in the latest photo captured by Hubble, there is a wide variety of galaxies. This emphasizes the complexity of classifying these collections of stars, dust and dark matter.
But there is also a great diversity of galaxy names, apart from those mentioned above. Some are very short like “LEDA 58109” and others are relatively long, so much so that they are difficult to pronounce like the galaxies at the bottom left of “LEDA 58109”.