NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has captured an image of an unusual edge-on galaxy, ESO revealing remarkable details of its warped dusty disk and showing how colliding galaxies spawn the formation of new generations of stars.
The eye at the center of this galaxy is actually a monstrous black hole surrounded by a ring of stars. The galaxy, called NGC 1097 and located 50 million light-years away, is spiral-shaped like our Milky Way, with long, spindly arms of stars.
NGC 1097 is a barred spiral galaxy about 45 million light years away in the constellation Fornax (The Furnace). It was discovered in NGC 1097 is a type Seyfert galaxy. The smaller galaxy, NGC is about light years away from NGC
NGC 7714 ~ This unusual structure is a river of Sun-like stars that has been pulled deep into space by the gravitational tug of a passing galaxy (not pictured) during a near-collision approximately 100 million years ago.
kenobi-wan-obi: “ NGC 1398 in The Fornax Cluster “ This image of the NGC 1398 galaxy was taken with the Dark Energy Camera. This galaxy lives in the Fornax cluster, roughly 65 million light years from Earth. It is light years in diameter,.
Hubble Spots an Irregular Island in a Sea of Space Hubble captures the glow of distant stars within NGC a dwarf galaxy located just over 15 million light-years away in the constellation of Hydra (The Sea Serpent).