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Photo Release: A spiral galaxy with a secret

5 Feb 2013, 15:00 UTC
Photo Release: A spiral galaxy with a secret

The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope – with a little help from an amateur astronomer – has produced one of the best views yet of nearby spiral galaxy Messier 106. Located a little over 20 million light-years away, practically a neighbour by cosmic standards, Messier 106 is one of the brightest and nearest spiral galaxies to our own.

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