Sunday 22 November 2020 | 13:35
The Hubble Telescope captured a galaxy and NASA compared it to a “cinnamon roll”
The Hubble Space Telescope, of the National Aeronautics and Space Agency (Nasa, for its acronym in English) and the European Space Agency, captured what was described by the institution as a “cosmic cinnamon roll.”
It is a very weak spiral galaxy, which was named UGC 12588 and which is located in the constellation of Andromeda.
From NASA, in a statement, they noted that “unlike many spiral galaxies, UGC 12588 does not show a bar of stars in its center or the classic pattern of a prominent spiral arm.”
For this reason, they explain that its diffuse circular center makes viewers remember a “cinnamon roll” dusted with sugar.
And it is that the arms of gas stars of the galaxy are almost not distinguished, winding tightly at their center.
“The clearest view of the spiral arms comes from the bluest stars scattered around the edges of the galaxy that highlight the regions where the formation of new stars is most likely to occur,” they detail from the institution.
The Hubble space telescope, which orbits the Earth, has been in operation since May 1990, after being launched a month earlier.
With it, important discoveries have been made for science about asteroids, comets and black holes.
You can see the picture below: