Hubble Space Telescope It captured stunning new images of distant spiral galaxies distorted by the gravity of their neighbors.
spiral galaxyCalled NGC 2276, it is in the constellation Cepheus. It is about 120 million light-years from the Sun, in this wide-angle view from Hubble. It can be seen together with its smaller neighbor NGC 2300. The gravity of neighboring galaxies distorts the spiral structure of NGC 2276 to form a point in T.He Atlas of Peculiar GalaxiesA catalog of the strangest constellations, first published in 1966.
While neighboring NGC 2300 uses gravity on one side of NGC 2276, the outermost part of the large galaxy’s spiral arm extends further from its center, making NGC 2276 appear asymmetrical.
Related: What is a spiral galaxy?
Spiral arms spread like spider legs from the center of a spiral galaxy. The stellar stellar density is higher than that of the rest of the galaxies. Sweeping arms are a distinctive feature of spiral galaxies. which can have a rather complex structure with a convex part in the middle A flat plate with spiral arms in which most stars are concentrated. and a less dense stellar radius surrounds the disk. our galaxy the galaxy, as well as neighbors AndromedaThey are both spiral galaxies.
In addition to the gravitational interaction with NGC 2300, the presence of NGC 2276 is also affected by the superheated gas that often pervades the galaxy cluster.
According to the European Space Agency (ESA) captionThis superheated gas causes a stellar explosion in NGC 2276, which can be seen on the left side of the close-up as a bright area of intense light. The latest stellar eruption, NGC 2276, is also associated with the presence of more exotic life forms such as black holes and neutron stars in the binary star system, ESA said in a statement.
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