See what a galaxy looks like in a whirlpool

Since 1954 - a galaxy in the constellation of Hours: it is located at a distance of approximately 45 million light years from us.

The image shows the unique structure of the galaxy along with the so-called vortex, a bright central part and spiral arms swirling in a clockwise direction.

Spiral arms are regions of active star formation, which consist mainly of young hot stars, so they are clearly visible in the visible part of the spectrum.

Photo taken with Wide Field Camera 3 (WFC3)

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