Hubble's view of a faraway galaxy
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).