2021-06-18

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Photo of the day: an amazing galactic whirlpool with the eyes of “Hubble”

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Today, in the heading “Image of the Week” on the Space Telescope website “Hubble” (NASA / ESA Hubble Space Telescope), a fascinating snapshot of an object with the designation of NGC 691 is presented.

The named structure is a spiral galaxy in the constellation of Aries. It is located at a distance of approximately 120 million light years from us. The object was opened by the famous British astronomer of German origin by William Gershleh back in 1786.

It should be noted that NGC 691 is part of the group of the same group of galaxies, which contains ten more participants.

The characteristic structure of the galaxy is perfectly visible in the photo – bright central part and spiral sleeves. The object resembles a fascinating whirlpool, located on the universe.

Нажмите для увеличения / изображения NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope

Click to enlarge / images NASA / ESA HUBBLE SPACE TELESCOPE

For shooting, Wide Field Camera 3 (WFC3) was used on board the Hubble telescope. This camera is able to capture images in the visible, near infrared, near and middle ultraviolet sections of the electromagnetic spectrum.

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