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Hubble Spies ‘UFO’ Galaxy

02 Apr

Hubble Spies ‘UFO’ Galaxy : Discovery News.

Hubble got into a great position to take photos of what scientists are dubbing a UFO Galaxy.

It may resemble a classic alien spaceship, but in a press release NASA says the side-on view gives scientists “a great opportunity to see the delicate dusty lanes of the spiral arms silhouetted against the golden haze of the galaxy’s core.”

The picture, released Friday, also shows bright clusters of young blue stars scattered throughout the disc, showing the galaxy’s star-forming regions.

Astronomers believe NGC 2683 is a barred spiral galaxy, even though we can’t see that directly.

Read more at the link above.

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3 Comments

Posted by on April 2, 2012 in Fun, randomness

 

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3 responses to “Hubble Spies ‘UFO’ Galaxy

  1. psychowatcher

    April 2, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    Very cool!

     

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