Photo of the Day: Milky Way Galaxy

  • July 23, 2018

The US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) unveiled a magnificent snapshot of the spiral galaxy NGC 6744 in the constellation Peacock.Photo of the Day: Milky Way Galaxy

The image was transmitted to Earth from the side of the Hubble Space Telescope (NASA / ESA Hubble Space Telescope). When shooting, WFC3 was used - "Wide-angle camera 3".

The galaxy NGC 6744 in a sense can be considered the twin of our Milky Way. These structures are similar in structure to the arms and the galactic center.

True, there is a significant difference between galaxies. Thus, the size of the Milky Way is estimated to be about 100 thousand light years. In its turn, NGC 6744 has more than 200 thousand light-years across.

Photo of the Day: Milky Way Galaxy

The snapshot of NGC 6744, made by Hubble, gives an idea of how our galaxy looks from the outside.

We add that spiral galaxies are one of the main types of galaxies in the universe. Such objects have bright stars of star origin inside the disc, which almost extend logarithmically from the bulge - the bright central part.