Loneliest Galaxy Is Captured by Hubble Lenses, in a remote part of the Universe, NASA announced.
The new found galaxy, which goes by the name of NGC 6503, is positioned in a lonely spot, at the edge of an empty area of space named the Local Void. This lonely spot is at about 150 million light-years away .
The new image captured by NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope gives to the eye a spectacular mix of rich colors.
The NGC 6503 galaxy is located in the constellation of Draco, 18 million light-years away from Earth. The galaxy spans 30,000 light-years which is around ⅓ of the Milky Way’s size.
Author Stephen James O’Meara dubbed it the “lost in space galaxy” in his book, Hidden Treasures, given the fact that it is placed in such lonely surroundings.
Hubble Legacy ExtraGalactic UV Survey (LEGUS) is presently undergoing a study in which it explores samples of close-by galaxies. It hopes to find satisfactory data on their shape, structure and is also looking at behavior and properties of their stars.
With the help of Hubble Space Telescope, the scientists found out that the empty space of the Local Void is affecting the space around us. How? By pulling the Milky Way away from it through the tug of the close by galaxies.
The central region of the galaxy holds what is known as a “low ionization nuclear emission region”, or LINER, which are less luminous galaxies.
The heart of NGC 6503 galaxy shows an emission which is believed to be black hole’s result, hole that is kept active by a really small amount of infalling gas.
The new update on the Hubble’s Wide Field Camera 3 (WFC3),installed in 2009, could enable the telescope to capture much more detailed images as well as richer colors.
The galaxy shows regions of a bright blue color, and those are the places where new stars are formed. It also shows patches of gas, coloring those areas in bright red.
The Hubble’s Wide Field Camera 3 (WFC3) is now able to capture a larger range of the spectrum of colors, from infrared to ultraviolet. It also offers a higher resolution and much more spacious field of view since its update in 2009.
We are looking forward to the future Hubble’s spectacular space captures.
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