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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Dog Galaxy

Magnificent View of Dog Galaxy
Dog Galaxy:

     Hubble Space Telescope spotted a small Dog Galaxy ( already spotted by William Herschel in 1788) in the northern constellation of Canes Venatici which was named as galaxy NGC 4242. This galaxy lies somewhere around 30-million light years way from us. At this distance not such all cosmic objects visible to us. NGC 4242 is visible to anyone having basic telescope as British astronomer William Herschel found when he discovered the galaxy in 1788.

Image Description:

      Scientists reveals that the galaxy is relatively very dim, but looks bright. It also supports the star formation. The galaxy also seems to have a weak bar of stars cutting through its asymmetric center and a very faint and poorly defined spiral structure through its disk. NGC 4242 is not remarkable in the sky but it looks beautiful and ethereal sight.

Image Credit: ESA/Hubble Space Telescope & NASA
Text Credit: European Space Agency



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