Eye on the Sky: UFO Galaxy

April 26, 2012 at 9:28 am | Posted in Eye on the Sky, Regular Feature, Science News | Leave a comment
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Captured in visible and infrared light by Hubble’s Advanced Camera for Surveys, the UFO Galaxy image (NGC 2683) is a side-on view, giving the galaxy it’s distinctive nickname.  It looks like the classic sci-fi image of an alien ship.  UFO is, like our own, a spiral galaxy, and this view of it allows astronomers to see details like dusty space lanes and clusters of young blue stars in the galaxy’s star-forming regions.

(Via NASA)

Posted by Synlah for Roqoo Depot


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