Hubble views a beautiful stretched spiral galaxy
The Hubble Space Telescope has captured a beautiful spiral galaxy that appears as though stretched.
NGC 4100, 67 million lightyears away in Ursa Major, appears from the Hubble Space Telescope’s line of sight to be stretched across the sky; an elongated spiral punctuated by sparkling blue newborn stars.
This image was captured by Hubble’s Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS), installed in 2002 and still going strong thanks to a servicing mission in 2009.
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Observatory Hubble Space Telescope
Release date 27 April 2020
Image credit ESA/Hubble & NASA, L. Ho
Jane Williamson is a science journalist and writer.