Sunday, February 5, 2023

This is one of the strangest galaxies in the universe, and the mighty Hubble just gave us a picture of it

The Hubble Space Telescope has spotted a distinctive galaxy, ESO 415-19, located about 450 million light years from EarthIn which there are some elements with which it differs from others, for example the Milky Way, despite its vast similarities.

ISO 415-19 is part of it”strange spiral galaxies“, despite the fact that at its center it looks like the rest, it is long streams of stars Extending from its galactic core, like strangely elongated spiral arms.

According to the (European Space Agency) ESA, they “tidal currents“which can be seen as a remnant or trace of the Milky Way, was caused by some chance interaction in the galaxy’s pastESO gives 415-19 its “strange” appearance.

In search of “different” galaxies in the universe

It was this peculiarity that made this galaxy a great target for Hubble, as its observation part of ongoing campaign some galaxies to explore”weirdest and coolest” As part of the program the universe has Arp Atlas of Peculiar Galaxies,

Thanks to this program you can search for strange solitary galaxies, go through pairs, triplets or quintets of galaxies interacting with each other.

It 415 19

The Milky Way ESO 415-19 | Image: ESA/Hubble and NASA, J. Dalcanton, Dark Energy Survey/DOE/FNAL/DECam/CTIO/NOIRLab/NSF/AURA

Notably, this part of the night sky is located in the Fornax constellation, which was the site of the Hubble Ultra Deep Field observation.

To be able to capture this region required a telescope time of about a million seconds, which captured about 10,000 galaxies of different ages, Size, shape and colour.

With this information, climate scientists can reconstruct the atmospheric history of planets from ice cores, which helps to find out history of the universe From the present when it was about 800 million years old.

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