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Hubble Spots Stunning Spiral Galaxy

3 May 2019, 11:35 UTC
Hubble Spots Stunning Spiral Galaxy ESA/Hubble & NASA, L. Ho et al.

Few of the universe’s residents are as iconic as the spiral galaxy. These limelight-hogging celestial objects combine whirling, pinwheeling arms with scatterings of sparkling stars, glowing bursts of gas, and dark, weaving lanes of cosmic dust, creating truly awesome scenes — especially when viewed through a telescope such as the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. In fact, this image from Hubble frames a perfect spiral specimen: the stunning NGC 2903.

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