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NASA Shares Newly Captured Image of Hubble’s Sparkling Galaxy



A luminous galaxy light-years away as captured by the Hubble Space Telescope.

New Delhi:

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration never fails to amaze with the pictures it shares on social media platforms. The US space agency often shares photos taken from different telescopes on Twitter and Instagram.

A recent post shared on Instagram by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, or NASA, shows a bright galaxy, light-years away, taken by the Hubble Space Telescope.

“A little sparkle goes a long way,” reads the caption of the post.

“Millions of light years, in fact! In the middle of this photo is a bright galaxy, captured crisply by the NASA Hubble Space Telescope. However, you can see that there are some stars that are much brighter than the stars.” Look within the Milky Way. For example, there’s a bright star in the center—in fact, it’s a part of our own Milky Way, the Milky Way. The star looks brighter because it’s so close to us,” said the post by NASA.

“Although it seems that there are countless stars here, the galaxies are mostly empty space. If, like here, they are not very dusty, we can see overlapping galaxies. In the top right corner is an elliptical galaxy. A spiral The Milky Way is also peeping at the right edge of the picture,” the caption said.

The post has garnered over 6 lakh likes on Instagram in just one day.

A few weeks ago a stunning video of Jupiter was released by the space agency, which was captured by the spacecraft Juno. The video showed glimpses of the gas giant Jupiter.

NASA’s Juno took the footage on April 9 during its close fly-by of Jupiter – 3,200 km from the gas giant.

It was Juno’s 41st fly-by of Jupiter, with the spacecraft traveling at a relativistic speed of 210,000 km per hour, seven times faster than the International Space Station or ISS.