This picture was captured on camera about 10 years ago. But the US space agency NASA posted it again on its official Instagram handle.
‘Cosmic Rose’ (NASA)
If you are fond of seeing beautiful pictures of the Universe, then you will surely like this picture taken by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope. The Hubble telescope looked at one of the finest astronomical phenomena happening in the universe and captured a very interesting picture of two galaxies in the camera. Both these galaxies are present in the Andromeda constellation 300 million light years away. The two galaxies are coming close to each other in such a way that they look like a ‘cosmic rose’.
This picture was captured on camera about 10 years ago. But the US space agency NASA posted it again on its official Instagram handle. The galaxies of Arp 273 are getting closer to each other because of the gravitational attraction. The larger galaxy is named UGC 1810, which looks like a rose. This is due to the gravitational pull of the UGC 1813 galaxy beneath it. Blue splashes are also seen in the picture, which are very big stars. Sharing this picture, NASA wrote, ‘A cosmic rose, just for you.’
Hubble keeps an eye on the universe
Most galaxies in outer space do not live in isolation and face to face is a part of the evolutionary process of these cosmic bodies. NASA says that its Hubble telescope is the first large optical telescope to be sent into space and keeps an eye on the universe. With its help, scientists find the farthest stars and galaxies present in our Solar System.
America gave the world a gift through Hubble
The Hubble telescope is named after the American astronomer Edwin P. Hubble. It was launched in 1990 and till now it has done observations of over 1.3 million times. The Hubble telescope orbits the earth and monitors the universe. Regarding the Hubble telescope, scientists say that it is a gift given by America to the world. The best pictures taken by it encourage children to read maths and science and learn about the solar system. Hubble has been taking photographs of space for the last 31 years.
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