Hubble spots a merging galactic gem. Here's the image

Credit image: ESA/Hubble & NASA, W. Keel
Credit image: ESA/Hubble & NASA, W. Keel

Article by: Andacs Robert Eugen, on 11 July 2022, at 08:53 am Los Angeles time

The Hubble Telescope, more than 30 years after its launch, still surprised us with its observations, which will soon be replaced by much better ones from James Webb.

Recently, the Hubble Space Telescope captured the CGCG 396-2 galaxy, an unusual fusion of a multi-armed galaxy that is more than 520 million light-years from us, but which can be seen in the constellation Orion.

This stunning image of the telescope was taken with the help of Hubble's Advanced Camera for Surveys, an instrument used in many of Hubble's observations throughout its mission.

Hubble's new observation is part of the Galaxy Zoo project, where the role of hundreds of thousands of volunteers around the world is to classify galaxies to help sort data from telescopes orderly.

Also, after a public vote on this project, some of Hubble's future observations were selected.

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