NGC 2903 is located roughly 30 million light-years away in the constellation of Leo, and it is a stunning spiral galaxy. (Photo Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA, L. Ho et al.)
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Feast your eyes on this: The Hubble Space Telescope spotted what NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) are calling a “perfect specimen” of a spiral galaxy, the stunning NGC 2903.
The spiral galaxy is the most iconic resident of the universe. It combines whirling, pinwheeling arms with scatterings of sparkling stars, glowing bursts of gas, and dark, weaving lanes of cosmic dust, creating a truly awesome sight — especially when viewed through a telescope such as the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope.
#HubbleFriday Few of the universe’s residents are as iconic as the spiral galaxy. This beauty, NGC 2903, is located about 30 million light-years away and was studied as part of a Hubble survey of the central regions of roughly 145 nearby disk galaxies: https://go.nasa.gov/2PKA1vO
The out-of-this-world gorgeous NGC 2903 is located about 30 million light-years away in the constellation of Leo (the Lion), and was studied as part of a Hubble survey of the central regions of roughly 145 nearby disk galaxies.
The Hubble survey aimed to help astronomers better understand the relationship between the black holes that lurk at the cores of galaxies like these, and the rugby-ball-shaped bulge of stars, gas and dust at the galaxy’s center — such as that seen in this image.