The ghostly spiral arms of NGC 2008 are spreading towards us | image of the day

The ghostly spiral arms of NGC 2008 are spreading towards us | image of the day

This above you see the photo is a spiral galaxy NGC 2008 with its ghostly spiral arms spreading toward us, this image captured by NASA / ESA's Hubble Space Telescope

This galaxy is located 425 million light-years away from our Earth in the constellation of the painter (Pentrus Istel), discovered in 1834 by astronomer John Herschel, NGC 2008, a variant of the Hubble sequence.

An system is used to describe and classify the different morphologies of galaxies. "S" indicates that NGC 2008 is a spiral, while "C" means that it has a relatively small

Spiral galaxies galaxies are present everywhere in the universe, the galaxies seen so far comprise more than 70% of spiral galaxies, and together with us Akash Ganga is also a spiral galaxy

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Text credit: ESA (European Space Agency)

Image credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA, A. Bellini