NASA’s Hubble telescope captures image of the ‘Spider Galaxy’

NASA released an image captured by the Hubble Space Telescope of the “Spider Galaxy” millions of light-years away from Earth.

The galaxy, UGC 5829, received its nickname from the space agency because of its distinct features.

Spider Galaxy

Also known as UGC 5829, the galaxy in this #HubbleFriday image is about 30 million light-years away from us.

Maybe it got its nickname from its distorted galactic arms with glowing, star-forming tips!

For more about this arachnid view:

— Hubble (@NASAHubble) March 22, 2024

“Despite the lack of observations of this relatively faint galaxy, UGC 5829 has a distinct and descriptive name: the Spider Galaxy. Perhaps its distorted galactic arms with their glowing, star-forming tips hint at the clawed legs of an arachnid,” NASA said in a blog post
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