Spiral Galaxy Seen By Hubble Space Telescope Is Beautiful, Rare (PHOTO)

August 2, 2013 6:13 AM

22 0

Spiral Galaxy Seen By Hubble Space Telescope Is Beautiful, Rare (PHOTO)

A mysterious spiral of doom — okay, just a spiral-shaped galaxy — has been captured in a new image by the Hubble Space Telescope.

The object belongs to an uncommon class of galaxy called lenticular galaxies, thought to represent the transitional phase between middle-aged spiral galaxies and old elliptical galaxies. When spiral galaxies are hale and hearty, they are full of gas being transformed into new stars. Eventually, all ...

Also read: Who were the Mercury 7 astronauts?

Read more

To category page

Loading...