The galaxy’s shiny arm is responsible for the first of an amazing new image from the Gemini Observatory in Hawaii.
The image is lopsided galaxy spiral NGC 772 is known to be over 100 million light -years from Earth in the constellation Aries. The image was taken by the Gemini North telescope, located near the summit of Mauna Kea in Hawaii and maintained by the National Science Foundation’s National Optical-Infrared Astronomy Research Laboratory (NOIRLab).
One of the spiral arms of the galaxy is seen, due to the ocean’s interaction with its “nonruly” neighbor, an elliptical dwarf. galaxy called NGC 770. These ocean currents, due to the difference in the strength of the gravitational field of the objects, separate and extend some of the spiral arms of NGC 772, giving the galaxy in a visual model, as in a statement from NOIRLab.
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The NGC 772 has a highly developed spiral arm in front of the new image, on the left side of the image. The image shows that this galaxy does not have a light center – a kind of large linear structure composed of gas, dust and stars – most other galaxes like ours. Milky Way and Andromeda shows. As a result, the spiral arms of NGC 772 protrude directly from the light center of the glass.
Based on the typical NGC 772 model, the galaxy has been included in the Atlas of Peculiar Galaxies, a 1966 collection by astronomer Halton Arp that captures 338 beautiful aliens. the stars living in the whole world. The galaxies in this list boast of other forms of activity, such as ocean tails, rings, jets, galaxies or more.
In addition to the NGC 772 arm, the new image captured several galaxies hiding behind. NOIRLab unveiled the new image on March 22nd.
“The flashes and debris that make up this image are distant galaxies – some of the closest specimens can be determined. feature set“NOIRLab staff wrote in the language.” Every angle in the sky pointed by astronomers with telescopes contains a vast array of galaxies, with an estimated 2 trillion galaxes in total on our visible planet. “
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