The Sombrero Galaxy - voted best picture taken by the Hubble telescope. The dimensions of the galaxy, officially called are as spectacular as its appearance. The Sombrero Galaxy spans about light years across and lies 28 million light years away.
This once-in-a-lifetime image shows a pair of gravitationally interacting galaxies called Arp The galaxy on the left, is relatively undisturbed, whereas the galaxy on the right, is a messy ring of intense star formation. Image: NASA/ ESA/ M.
This is an “Einstein Ring” or gravitational lensing. The blue galaxy is behind the yellow galaxy. We can see the blue galaxy because light from the far galaxy gets wrapped around by the closer galaxy. Photo courtesy of Hubble.
Just incredible 🌸 Use of Chile European Southern Observatory the (ESO) of ultra-large telescope VLT (VLT), the team break away from the galaxy ESO 243 in 49 ultra-bright X-ray source an optical spectrum of their record acquired have.