Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Hubble Just Found a "Relic Galaxy" and It's Absolutely Stunning

Hubble Just Found a "Relic Galaxy" and It's Absolutely Stunning

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has uncovered a strange kind of galaxy surprisingly close to home. A new study published Monday in Nature reports that Hubble scientists have found a “relic galaxy” called NGC 1277 about 240 million light-years away near the Perseus cluster. The galaxy is only a quarter the size of the Milky Way, but in its early days, scientists think NGC 1277 could crank out stars about 1,000 times faster than our own galaxy.

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