Saturday, 10 November 2012

Colorful Galaxy Seen by Hubble Space Telescope

Hubble Spots a Colorful Lenticular Galaxy


Galaxy NGC 5010. (Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA)

ScienceDaily (Nov. 9, 2012) — The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has captured a beautiful galaxy that, with its reddish and yellow central area, looks rather like an explosion from a Hollywood movie. The galaxy, called NGC 5010, is in a period of transition. The aging galaxy is moving on from life as a spiral galaxy, like our Milky Way, to an older, less defined type called an elliptical galaxy. In this in-between phase, astronomers refer to NGC 5010 as a lenticular galaxy, which has features of both spirals and ellipticals.

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