The magnificent eye of the snake captured by Hubble.


This magnificent galaxy, NGC 2835, resides near the head of the southern constellation of water snakes, Hydra. Credits: ESA / Hubble and NASA, J. Lee, and the PHANGS-HST team. Courtesy: Judy Schmidt (Gexilla)

The twisting patterns created by the many spiral arms of NGC 2835 create the illusion of an eye. This is a fitting description, as this magnificent galaxy, the water snake, lives near the head of the southern constellation of Hydra. This amazing forbidden spiral galaxy, which is more than half the width Galaxy, Depicted brilliantly in this image taken by NASA/ Esa Hubble Space Telescope. Although it cannot be seen in this image, it is a magnificent Black hole In the center of NGC 2835 with the mass of our Sun millions of times is known as the pestle.

The galaxy was labeled as part of the PHANGS-HST, a large galaxy survey with Hubble intended to study the relationship between cold gas and young stars in a variety of galaxies in the local universe. Within NGC 2835, this cold, dense gas produces a large number of young stars within large star formation regions. The bright blue regions, commonly seen in the outer spiral arms of many galaxies, suggest that near-ultraviolet light is being emitted more strongly, indicating recent or ongoing star formation.

An image of over 100 000 gas clouds and star forming regions outside our Milky Way is expected, this survey is expected to uncover and clarify the many links between cold gas clouds, star formation and the overall shape and morphology of galaxies. Does. This initiative is a collaboration with the International Atacama Large Millimeter / Submillimeter Array (Alma) And European Southern Observatory Very large telescopeOf MUSE Means, more and more through the PHANGS program (PI: E. Schinnerer).

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