Hubble space telescope captures incredible galaxy image

Hubble's detailed image of nearby galaxy

The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has captured the most detailed image yet of a the Triangulum Galaxy, a spiral galaxy located at a distance of only three million light-years.

The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has captured a striking portrait of the Triangulum Galaxy, displaying a full spiral face aglow with the light of almost 25 million individually resolved stars.

AStronomers are now studying the data to see how Triangulum compares to our own Milky Way galaxy and the third large spiral in the Local Group, the Andromeda galaxy.

While it is possible to observe the Triangulum Galaxy under excellent dark-sky conditions, the human eye will only see it as a faint, blurry object with an ethereal glow in the Triangulum (the Triangle) constellation. Unlike other galaxies, dust is distributed throughout it. "Astronomers think that in the Local Group, Triangulum has been something of an introvert, isolated from frequent interactions with other galaxies while keeping busy producing stars along organized spiral arms", another statement said. Its diameter is only 60 thousand light years in comparison with 200 thousand the galaxy Andromeda or 100 thousand the milky Way. Hubble's vivid view, shared Monday, combines 54 images into one image showing the central part of the galaxy and some of its spiral arms. The Triangulum Galaxy has at least an order of magnitude less stars than the Milky Way and two orders of magnitude less than Andromeda.

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Hubble, which is run by NASA and the European Space Agency, was used to take a panoramic survey of Triangulum in order to better understand how it formed.

Triangulum, also known as Messier 33 or NGC 598, is made up of around 40 billion stars. 'The star formation rate intensity is 10 times higher than the area surveyed in the Andromeda galaxy in 2015.' The Triangulum galaxy was chosen for this ultra-high-res photo op because it's positioned such that we can view its structure in great detail. Hubble's image shows two of the four brightest of these regions in the galaxy: NGC 595 and NGC 604.

The near-perfect distribution of stars within Triangulum has led researchers to believe that the galaxy has somehow avoided any major intergalactic collisions and has remained relatively untouched for aeons.

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