The galaxy NGC 5921 is located in the constellation Serpens in the northern celestial hemisphere. The snake is the only one of 88
Galaxy NGC 5921 is located in the constellation Serpens in the northern celestial hemisphere
NGC 5921 was discovered by William Herschel on May 1, 1786. In February 2001, a Type II supernova, SN 2001X, was discovered in NGC 5921.
The object is about 80 million light years away. Astronomers note the similarity of NGC 5921 and the Milky Way, both objects have a noticeable band that crosses them.
It is believed that about half of all spiral galaxies contain stripes: they affect the host galaxies, activate star formation and change the movement of stars and interstellar gas.
Previously, Hubble took a picture of a galaxy that hides a bright core: you can see the photo at the link.
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