This beautiful picture from NASA/that Hubble Space Telescope Shows the drag arm of NGC 2276, a spiral galaxy 120 million light-years away in the constellation Cepheus. at first glance The subtle patterns of bright spiral arms and black dust straits resemble countless other spiral galaxies. A closer look reveals a strange biased galaxy shaped by the interaction of gravity and the Forming intense stars
This striking image shows the unusually distorted nature of NGC 2276, a feature formed by two different physical interactions. One occurs with the superheated gas that spreads throughout the galaxy cluster. And another one happened with a nearby neighbor galaxy.
NGC 2276’s interaction with the medium in the cluster which is the hot gas that lies between the galaxies in the galaxy cluster. sparked a star explosion at one edge of the galaxy. This wave of star formation is visible from the bright blue glow of newly formed massive stars on the left side of this image. and makes galaxies strangely asymmetrical. The latest stellar eruption NGC 2276 has also been associated with the presence of alien life such as black holes and neutron stars in binary systems.
On the other side of the galaxy from the explosion of a new star. The gravitational pull of the smaller binary star is pulling the outer edge of NGC 2276 out of shape. This interaction with the small lens galaxies NGC 2300 distorts the outermost spiral arms of NGC 2276, misleading the idea of larger galaxies facing Earth. Both NGC 2276 and NGC 2300, NGC 2300’s disruptive companion, can be seen in the attached image. which shows a broader view of the interacting galaxies.
NGC 2276 isn’t the only galaxy with strange characteristics. The Atlas of Peculiar Galaxies – a catalog of unusual galaxies published in 1966 – has a menagerie of peculiar galaxies. and wonderful including the merger of beautiful galaxies ring-shaped galaxy Due to its unusually distorted galaxies, NGC 2276 has the distinction of being in the Atlas of Peculiar Galaxies twice — once for a tilted spiral arm and another for interaction. with a smaller neighbour, NGC 2300
- The exact alignment of NGC 2276 can be inferred from the position of the glowing galactic core. which is offset by the distorted turbine arm