During 30 years of service, NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope Take millions of photos of interesting events. It captured some of the most amazing views of the universe, giving space lovers eyes a treat. Now, one of these images of a gigantic spiral staircase sweeping through space is among the latest images released by the US space agency.
Taking to Twitter, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has shared an impressive image of the galaxy M51, also known as the Whirlpool Galaxy. “Round and whirl we go…Let yourself be carried away by the curved arms of the Whirlpool Galaxy, pink star-forming regions, and bright blue strands of star clusters,” NASA wrote in the caption.
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Let yourself be carried away by the curved arms of the Whirlpool Galaxy, pink star-forming regions, and bright blue strands of star clusters. Explores #GalaxiesGalore With Tweet embed employment @tumblr: https://t.co/F2kzCVAYBtpic.twitter.com/zVUKShxrEB
– NASA (@NASA) May 22 2022
This ‘hypnotic spiral galaxy’ was captured in visible light using the Hubble Advanced Camera for Surveys. Since being shared, the post has amassed over 10,000 likes and hundreds of comments.
“I wish there was an AI that could interpret the images and turn them into music. I would love to hear what this image looked like,” one user wrote. Another added, “It looks so beautiful in there and all the lights are beautiful.” A third user said, “What a beauty, I can’t take my eyes off.”
according to press noteThe graceful, winding arms of the gorgeous spiral galaxy M51 are actually long corridors of stars and gas filled with dust, the space agency explained. Such striking arms are the hallmark of the so-called “grand design of spiral galaxies,” she said.
“In M51, also known as the Whirlpool Galaxy, these arms serve an important purpose: they are factories for star formation, compressing hydrogen gas and forming groups of new stars,” NASA added.
Furthermore, the agency went on to explain that in the captivating image, red represents infrared light as well as hydrogen within giant star-forming regions. On the other hand, the blue color can be attributed to the hot young stars while the yellow color can be attributed to the older stars. M51 is located 31 million light-years from Earth in the constellation Canes Venatici.
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