Hubble Space Telescope Snapped The Sharpest Image Of The Triangle Galaxy


NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope took the sharpest image so far of the Triangle galaxy, where nearly 25 million stars can be seen. The snapshot of the space object, also known as Messier 33, is made up of 54 photos taken with Hubble’s ACS camera, according to the European Space Agency (ESA) which reported on the image.

The Hubble Space Telescope is the most significant piece of equipment the US space agency has ever sent to space. It revealed hundreds of distant objects, such as planets, galaxies, stars, and so on. Now, Hubble snapped the sharpest image of the Triangle galaxy, a space structure located at approximately 2.8 million light years from us.

Hubble Space Telescope Snapped The Sharpest Image Of The Triangle Galaxy

This “mosaic of stars,” the second largest image ever snapped by Hubble Space Telescope, shows the central region of the so-called Triangle galaxy and its inner spiral arms, where millions of stars, hundreds of star clusters, and bright nebulae can be observed.

According to the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Triangle galaxy is located about 2.8 million light years away from the Earth and has a diameter of more than 19 thousand light years.

The New Study Would Become The Reference Point For Understanding The Development Of Galaxies

The US space agency explains that this stellar formation in that body is by ten times more intense, compared to the neighboring Andromeda galaxy. Also, according to new observations, it maintains an ordered spiral, with a large amount of star matter for the production of new stars.

Astronomers believe that among the so-called Local Group of Galaxies, dominated by the Milky Way, our home galaxy, Andromeda, and the Triangle galaxy, the latter has remained isolated and did not interact with the other members of the group. This new study will provide scientists with a reference point for understanding the development of galaxies over time.


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