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Hubble Takes Portrait of the ‘Lost Galaxy’

21 Jan 2021, 18:42 UTC
Hubble Takes Portrait of the ‘Lost Galaxy’ ESA/Hubble & NASA, J. Lee and the PHANGS-HST Team

Located in the constellation of Virgo (The Virgin), around 50 million light-years from Earth, the galaxy NGC 4535 is truly a stunning sight to behold. Despite the incredible quality of this image, taken from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, NGC 4535 has a hazy, somewhat ghostly, appearance when viewed from a smaller telescope. This led amateur astronomer Leland S. Copeland to nickname NGC 4535 the “Lost Galaxy” in the 1950s.

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