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Hubble Displays a Dwarf Spiral Galaxy

11 Aug 2017, 14:21 UTC
Hubble Displays a Dwarf Spiral Galaxy ESA/Hubble & NASA

The subject of this NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image is a dwarf galaxy named NGC 5949. Thanks to its proximity to Earth — it sits at a distance of around 44 million light-years from us, placing it within the Milky Way’s cosmic neighborhood — NGC 5949 is a perfect target for astronomers to study dwarf galaxies.

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