Hubble snapped a breathtaking photo of the Galaxy of Fireworks

Nicknamed "Fireworks" or "Galaxy of Fireworks", NGC 6946 is famous for its frequent flaring

supernovae.Let us recall that a supernova or a supernova explosion is a phenomenon during which a star sharply increases its brightness by 4 - 8 orders of magnitude, followed by a relatively slow decay. For comparison, in our Milky Way galaxy there are only 1-2 supernova events per century.

A new image from NASA / ESA's Hubble Space Telescope shows the stars, spiral arms, and various stellar environments of NGC 6946 in phenomenal detail.

Image of the galaxy NGC 6946 taken by NASA / ESA's Hubble Space Telescope. Credit: ESA / Hubble and NASA, A. Leroy, K. S. Long.

It is worth noting that NGC 694 “is facingus ", i.e. earthlings are not watching it from the side. That is why all the details of the "Galaxy of Fireworks" are available to us. In addition to the frequent death (flare up) of stars in NGC 694, it has an exceptionally high star formation rate.

The galaxy is located 25.2 million light-years away, on the border of the northern constellations Cepheus and Cygnus.

The constellation Cygnus is easy to see in the summer skynorthern hemisphere. This new Herschel Telescope view of the Cygnus-X star-forming region highlights the chaotic networks of dust and gas that point to massive star formation sites.

This image combines data in the farthe infrared range obtained at 70 microns (which corresponds to the blue channel); 160 μm (corresponds to the green channel); and 250 microns (corresponding to the red channel). Credit: ESA / PACS / SPIRE / Martin Hennemann & Frederique Motte, Laboratoire AIM Paris-Saclay, CEA / Irfu - CNRS / INSU - Univ. Paris Diderot, France

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