Feb 11

Flocculent spiral NGC 2841

Source: ESA/Hubble Photo Release heic1104

NGC 2841. Image credit: NASA, ESA and the Hubble Heritage (STScI/AURA)-ESA/Hubble

The galaxy NGC 2841 - shown here in this NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image, taken with the space observatory’s newest  instrument, the Wide Field Camera 3 - currently has a relatively low star formation rate compared to other spirals. It is one of several nearby galaxies that have been specifically chosen for a new study in which a pick ’n’ mix of different stellar nursery environments and birth rates are being observed.

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