ESA / Hubble & NASA, M. Gregg
The galaxy known as NGC 4848 is filled with small stars and mounting “arms”, but a faint glow around it is what sparked NASA’s interest.
Surrounded by a galaxy, which is 316 million light years from the Milky Way, a ghostly faded glow. This is caused by the gas and dust surrounding the galaxy, which is reflected in the massive light from the stars, which gives it the “ghostly” appearance.
What’s more, if you have a telescope in the northern hemisphere, you can see the galaxy.
NASA said: “The hallmark of most spiral galaxies is the multiple curved spiral arms that appear to rotate from the center of the galaxy. In this image, taken with NASA and ESA’s Hubble Space Telescope, stunning spiral arms are observed in the silver and blue colors of the galaxy. NGC 4848 with tremendous detail. “
“Not only do we see the interior of the spiral arms that contain hundreds of thousands of bright and blue young stars, but Hubble also seized very weak and undulating tails of the outer spiral arms. Countless diverse and more cheerful galaxies appear in the background,” the European Space Agency continued. “.
The agency added: “This spiral galaxy was first discovered in 1865 by German astronomer Heinrich Louis Darsst. In his career, Heinrich also discovered the asteroid 76 freya and many other galaxies, and also contributed to the discovery of Neptune.”
“If you are in the northern hemisphere with a large telescope, you may be able to observe the ghostly appearance of this faint galaxy within the constellation of Coma Berenices,” NASA continued.
The 30-year-old Hubble Space Telescope is nearing the end of its life cycle, and NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is due to replace it next year.