About 150,000 light years away, a cosmic collision is producing a twisted galaxy with a bright smooth central core. In April of 2001, Hubble’s Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 was trained on a galaxy located in the southern constellation Hydra. This galaxy is known as ESO 510-G13.
I spend a lot of time browsing the Hubble archives getting lost in some of the most amazing images of objects in the universe. Did you know that the Hubble Space Telescope has a Top 100 Images List? Here you can find some of the best images that Hubble has ever brought to life.
How many galaxies can you count in this picture? This image of a barred spiral galaxy (NGC 3259) was released this week by the ESA/Hubble Team. What strikes me about this image is the sheer number of galaxies that appear to be surrounding this beautiful barred spiral galaxy. It’s almost as if the barred spiral galaxy is adrift in a sea of galaxies.
As Americans celebrate their Independence Day today, I thought we should look to the heavens to find a celestial celebration. In the distant galaxy NGC 4449, you can find the colors red, white, and blue ablaze in new star forming regions which resemble fireworks!