Several galaxies glow against the dark background of space in an image recently released by the Hubble Space Telescope.
The image captures several spiral and irregular galaxies in the constellation of Hercules. The most visible galaxy, named LEDA 58109 or MCG+07-34-030, is isolated at the top right of the image. It has a shiny nucleus and exhibits a spiral structure, similar to ours milky way galaxy.
Two other galactic objects lie to the lower left of LEDA 58109 and appear to overlap. According A declaration (opens in a new tab) of the European Space Agency (ESA).
Both of these objects are farther from Earth than LEDA 58109. In the new Hubble picturethe galaxy SDSS J162557.25+435743.5 appears to peak right behind the AGN – which is characterized by much higher than normal luminosity fueled by the accretion of matter by a supermassive black hole at the center of its host galaxy.
Typically, galaxies are classified either as spiral and elliptical. However, this new image from Hubble captures a diverse number of galaxies, highlighting the complexity of classifying these collections of stars, dust and black matteraccording to the press release.
“The sample of galaxies here also illustrates the wide variety of names that galaxies have: some relatively short, like LEDA 58109, and others that are very long and hard to remember, like the two galaxies to the left,” officials said. from ESA in the press release. . “This is due to the variety of cataloging systems that map celestial objects in the night sky. No catalog is exhaustive, and they cover overlapping regions of the sky, so many galaxies belong to several different catalogs. .”
The new image was shared on July 25.