Hub­ble's view of a far­away gal­axy

All About Space - - Launch Pad -

Yet again, NASA and ESA’s Hub­ble Space Tele­scope con­tin­ues to pho­to­graph the cos­mos’ most spec­tac­u­lar sights. This time, the space­craft used its Wide Field Cam­era 3 to gather light from a small gal­axy also known as NGC 1559. Lo­cated 50-mil­lion-light-years away from us, the spi­ral is mak­ing this dis­tance even greater as it re­treats at the speed of about 1,300 kilo­me­tres per se­cond (808 miles per se­cond). If you want to lo­cate this gal­axy in the night sky, you can spot it close to the Large Mag­el­lanic Cloud (LMC), nes­tled in the con­stel­la­tion of Retic­u­lum (the Retic­ule).

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