NASA: Hubble Space Telescope captures the image of a star-forming galaxy 80 million light years away

They are more than 30 years at the service of the POT. And although he is at the gates of his definitive retirement, in his coffers there remains an infinity of information to analyze, about his observations in the depths of the universe. Of course, we talk about the always useful Hubble Space Telescopewho recently posted an image of a truly spectacular stellar event.

It is a galaxy, located about 80 million light years away from Earth.a. Specifically it is about the constellation of Virgo. The faraway place he managed to reach with his visualization tools, while impressive, is not the news event.

The highlight of this place that captures the Hubble of the POT in an image, it is the astronomical event that unfolds in the region of the universe. According to what is explained by POT In a post made on his official Instagram account, the galaxy experiences “intense star formation.”

Namely, new celestial bodies are being born as a result of the gravitational force of their neighboring galaxies. The interaction of these elements, called starbursts, cause greater energy in our sky and consequently, a surprising gas expulsion, which is not visible in this image.

“The creation of these stars is causing a peculiar galactic weather, known as a superwind, gigantic movements of gas throughout the galaxy,” NASA says in its Instagram post.

A galaxy with a recent supernova

According to the US space agency, in this specific galaxy two supernovae were recorded in the last decade. The first would have occurred in 2014 and the next in 2019; andThe latter, they detail, was 19 times more massive than our star king.

The exact tool with which they photographed the distant galactic neighbor was the Hubble Wide Field Camera 3.

The investigation of the cosmos continues to increase its level of detail. We no longer only see images like this one shared by NASA, taken with Hubble. Humanity was already able to see the black hole in our own galaxy.

In addition, we also hear what this mysterious universal phenomenon sounds like, thanks to a series of data captured by the NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory.

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