Hubble snaps stunning barred..
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30823 Billgates6060 2012-02-04 00:27:15

Hubble snaps stunning barred spiral galaxy image

The Hubble space telescope has captured an image of a "barred spiral" galaxy that could help us better understand our own Milky Way.

Most of the known spiral galaxies fall into this "barred" category - which are defined by the pronounced bar structure across their centres.

The presence of this structure may be an indication of a galaxy's age.

Two-thirds of nearby, younger galaxies have the bar, while only a fifth of older, more distant spirals have it.

The new picture also continues the Hubble space telescope's long heritage of striking astronomical images.

In the upper left of the image is a cluster showing recent star formation that is just visible to Hubble's cameras.

But it is a bright source in X-ray light; astronomers believe that this IXO-5 X-ray source is actually a "binary" system comprising a star and a black hole in mutual orbit.


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30823 Billgates6060 2012-02-04 00:28:48


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NGC 1073 lies in the Cetus (a sea monster in Greek mythology) constellation
55634 piyush786 2012-02-04 00:30:23

Nice info.
44915 Mynameisrai 2012-02-04 00:33:47

up

hw many light year away it is?
54627 Lulu 2012-02-04 01:23:04

look1
48623 Himanshu4u 2012-02-04 01:30:08

Nice
58618 dkutprnt 2012-02-04 02:44:55

I read somewhere that our solar system is not part of milky way galaxy originally. It was part of some nearby small galaxy and pulled by big and strong milky way galaxy.
113226 Rakshak 2012-02-04 06:57:01

Nice info.......now we came to knw da fact dat in evry galaxy dere is a blackhole in its centre... It sounds quite strange...... It is but true
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