Hubble captures a spiral galaxy in high resolution • Earth.com

Last update: October 25th, 2020 at 9:00 am

Today’s Image of the Day from the European Space Agency  features a remarkably detailed view of the spiral galaxy NGC 5643 in the constellation of Lupus.

The stunning photo was made possible through nine hours of observation obtained by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, combined with the instrument’s high resolution and clarity.

According to the ESA, the spiral galaxy is about 60 million light years away from Earth and recently hosted a supernova event in which a white dwarf gained so much mass from a companion star that it became unstable and exploded. 

Image Credit: ESA 

By Chrissy Sexton, Earth.com Staff Writer

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