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Hubble telescope spots stunning spiral galaxy 300 million light years away

These limelight-hogging celestial objects create awesome scenes - especially when viewed through a telescope

Press Trust of India  |  Washington 

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The has imaged a stunning located about 30 million light-years away in the constellation Leo, NASA said.

Spiral combine whirling, pinwheeling arms with scatterings of sparkling stars, glowing bursts of gas, and dark, weaving lanes of cosmic dust, according to a statement by the US space agency.

These limelight-hogging celestial objects create awesome scenes -- especially when viewed through a telescope such as the NASA/

The image from Hubble frames a perfect spiral specimen: the stunning 2903, NASA said.

2903 is located about 30 million light-years away in the constellation of Leo (the Lion), it said.

The galaxy was studied as part of a Hubble survey of the central regions of roughly 145 nearby disk

This study aimed to help astronomers better understand the relationship between the black holes that lurk at the cores of like these, and the rugby-ball-shaped bulge of stars, gas and dust at the galaxy's centre.

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First Published: Mon, May 06 2019. 15:40 IST
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