The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) shared the stunning picture of a galaxy approximately 100 million light years away from us on Monday. The picture shows the spiral arms of the galaxy glittering with young stars. There is a visible blue night in these stars. In the center it is dominated by older stars, hence the reddish color.
The NGC 2336, discovered by the German astronomer Wilhelm Tempel in 1876 more than a century ago, can be seen in a high-resolution image. The galaxy is located in the northern constellation Camelopardalis (the giraffe) and extends for 2,000,000 light years.
In 1876, Tempel discovered the Milky Way galaxy using an 11-inch telescope. 111 years later, the massive galaxy experienced a type-la supernova, the only observed supernova in the galaxy.
If you compare the Hubble telescope to the ancient temple, it’s almost ten times the size, and the primary mirror measures 7.9 feet. The Hubble telescope was launched in April 1990. Since then, fascinating images of planets, meteorites, supernovas, galaxies and other distant celestial objects and events can be recorded. The results have also helped astronomers study and understand the history of the universe.
Recently, NASA successfully landed the Perseverance rover on Mars’ Jezero crater. Since landing, the advanced rover has been sending images and videos captured by multiple cameras mounted on it. NASA recently confirmed that Perseverance had made its first test drive in the rough terrain of the Jezero crater. The trip took 33 minutes and was six and a half meters.