Hubble Images a Dusty Galaxy, Home to an Exploding Star

Hubble Images a Dusty Galaxy, Home to an Exploding Star

Real Supernova | Supernova Dust Factory in M74, Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/STScI.

Real Supernova | Supernova Dust Factory in M74, Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/STScI.

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Not all galaxies are neatly shaped, as this May 18 image from the Hubble Space Telescope clearly demonstrates. Hubble's science team previously released an image of this galaxy back in 2008, but this more recent picture puts extra emphasis on a central knotted region, shown here in a pinky-red hue. The galaxy NGC 6240 lies 400 million light-years away in the constellation Ophiuchus.

Month in Space: May 2015

Not all galaxies are neatly shaped, as this May 18 image from the Hubble Space Telescope clearly demonstrates. Hubble's science team previously released an image of this galaxy back in 2008, but this more recent picture puts extra emphasis on a central knotted region, shown here in a pinky-red hue. The galaxy NGC 6240 lies 400 million light-years away in the constellation Ophiuchus.

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The Sombrero Galaxy (also known as M104 or NGC 4594) is an unbarred spiral galaxy in the constellation Virgo located 28 million light years from Earth. It has a bright nucleus, an unusually large central bulge, and a prominent dust lane in its inclined disk. The dark dust lane and the bulge give this galaxy the appearance of a sombrero. by suzette

The Sombrero Galaxy (also known as M104 or NGC 4594) is an unbarred spiral galaxy in the constellation Virgo located 28 million light years from Earth. It has a bright nucleus, an unusually large central bulge, and a prominent dust lane in its inclined disk. The dark dust lane and the bulge give this galaxy the appearance of a sombrero. by suzette

Wow... I better grab a snickers.

Wow... I better grab a snickers.

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