Feb 12

NGC 1073 - Classic Portrait of a Barred Spiral Galaxy

Source: ESA/Hubble Photo Release heic1202

Barred spiral galaxy NGC 1073. Image credits: NASA & ESA.

The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has taken a picture of the barred spiral galaxy NGC 1073, which is found in the constellation of Cetus (The Sea Monster). Our own galaxy, the Milky Way, is a similar barred spiral, and the study of galaxies such as NGC 1073 helps astronomers learn more about our celestial home. (read more)

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