Hubble’s High-Resolution Image of NGC 4380

Hubble's High-Resolution Image of NGC 4380

Even after all these years, Hubble never ceases to amaze us with the incredible variety of images it has been able to capture. NGC 4380, a spiral galaxy located in the constellation Virgo, is the most recent discovery. Additionally, the galaxy has been referred to by the pen names of UGC 7501, IRAS 12228+1017, and LEDA 40507. English astronomer John Herschel made the discovery of NGC 4380 on March 10th, 1826 in his home country of England. At the centre of a supercluster, it is part of the Virgo Cluster, a larger collection of over 2,000 galaxies. As a type Sab galaxy, it measures 50,000 light-years in diameter.

Despite this, the scientists at Hubble claimed that NGC 4380 is extremely frequent. One of the most common types of galaxies is a spiral galaxy like this one. It’s not uncommon for these massive star clusters, which number in the billions, to have a disk-like shape with a circular lump in the centre. Dark tunnels of dust snake around the galaxy’s bulging core, which glows brightly and contains the most stars in the galaxy.”

Astronomers have also discovered a strange cloud of gas in the Milky Way galaxy. According to NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope data spanning ten years, more gas enters our galaxy than it does exits, according to a team of researchers. There is a significant imbalance in the amount of gas departing and entering, despite the fact that the team responsible for this finding has not yet established the reason of this gaseous imbalance.

COS of Hubble is a spectrograph that allows the telescope to study objects that emit or absorb light and discover properties like as their chemical composition, temperature, density, and velocity. With the help of COS, the team was able to examine and follow the gas’s galactic travels.

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