Hubble Peers into a Heart of a Galactic Maelstrom

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A galactic maelstromThis NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope picture shows Messier 96, a turn universe only over 35 million light-years divided in a constellation of Leo (The Lion). It is of about a same mass and distance as a Milky Way. It was initial detected by astronomer Pierre Méchain in 1781, and combined to Charles Messier’s famous catalog of astronomical objects only 4 days later.

The universe resembles a hulk maelstrom of intense gas, rippled with dim dirt that swirls inwards towards a nucleus. Messier 96 is a really uneven galaxy; a dirt and gas are unevenly widespread via a diseased turn arms, and a core is not accurately during a galactic center. Its arms are also asymmetrical, suspicion to have been shabby by a gravitational lift of other galaxies within a same organisation as Messier 96.

This group, named a M96 Group, also includes a splendid galaxies Messier 105 and Messier 95, as good as a series of smaller and fainter galaxies. It is a nearest organisation containing both splendid spirals and a splendid elliptical universe (Messier 105).

Source: NASA