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Hubble captures photos of 'fluffy' galaxy. Check details

Hubble space telescope has captured the mesmerizing 'fluffy' galaxy called NGC 2775, which is located 67 million light-years. The spiral pattern shown by the galaxy in this image is striking because of its delicate, feathery nature.

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New Delhi Published on: July 13, 2020 12:28 IST
Hubble captures photos of 'fluffy' galaxy
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Hubble captures photos of 'fluffy' galaxy

Hubble space telescope has captured the mesmerizing 'fluffy' galaxy called NGC 2775, which is located 67 million light-years. The spiral pattern shown by the galaxy in this image is striking because of its delicate, feathery nature. These "flocculent" spiral arms indicate that the recent history of star formation of the galaxy. 

According to NASA, NGC 2275 is classified as a flocculent (or fluffy-looking) spiral galaxy, located 67 million light-years away in the constellation of Cancer. 

Millions of bright, young, blue stars shine in the complex, feather-like spiral arms, interlaced with dark lanes of dust. Complexes of these hot, blue stars are thought to trigger star formation in nearby gas clouds. The overall feather-like spiral patterns of the arms are then formed by shearing of the gas clouds as the galaxy rotates. The spiral nature of flocculent galaxies stands in contrast to the grand-design spirals, which have prominent, well defined-spiral arms.

Meanwhile, NASA's next such project, the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), will use more advanced infrared cameras than any past telescope to image our galaxy.

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