The Hubble Space Telescope has captured a stunning image of a spiral galaxy, adorned with two twinkling stars nearby.
Spiral galaxy NGC 5495.
Spiral galaxy NGC 5495. (Photo: ESĄ/ Hubble Space Telescope & NASA).
Galaxy NGC 5495 located 300 million light years from Earth. According to officials at the European Space Agency (ESA), NGC 5495 is a Seyfert galaxy. Seyfert galaxies make up about 10% of all galaxies and are one of the most studied objects in astronomy. According to NASA, Seyfert galaxies do it “kernel functioning abnormally” and belongs to the group “active galaxy”.
Seyfert galaxies constitute, with quasars, one of the two largest groups of active galaxies. They resemble quasars with very high surface brightness, as shown in a spectrum with emission lines of a highly and strongly ionized state, but unlike quasars, their host galaxy can be clearly identified.
The galaxy NGC 5495 is remarkable because it is oriented head-on, allowing the spiral arms and core to be clearly seen. Although the image is not very clear from this angle, the spiral galaxy NGC 5495 could be enclosed in a halo located just above and below the galactic disk.
Astronomers believe that spiral galaxies eventually evolved into elliptical galaxies, objects containing older stars and less gas.
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