The Hubble spacecraft sent out an image of a large, bright galaxy, just days before a software glitch occurred in the Hubble Space Telescope’s temporary shutdown, as NASA released an image NGC 2336, a galaxy located about 100 million light-years from Earth in the constellation Camelopardalis (also known as Giraffe) .
According to the American “Space” website, in a statement about the new image, NASA called NGC 2336 “the perfect galaxy.”
NGC 2336 is a spiral galaxy, which means that its center is dense stars with arms hanging from the ends of the strip, and the galaxy is very large, and is 200,000 light-years across.
But it’s not that big for the largest galaxy ever discovered, which traces its origin to IC 1101, which is 50 times the size of our Milky Way and 5.5 million light-years in diameter.
But it is located on the large border of most spiral galaxies, which can measure between 16,000 light-years and 300,000 light-years away.
The bright blue stars twinkling throughout the spiral arms of NGC 2336 make the galaxy especially beautiful.
These are young stars that emit a bright blue light, and at the center of NGC 2336 is a much darker and redder region consisting mostly of older stars.
The German astronomer Wilhelm Temple discovered this “perfect galaxy” in 1876 using a telescope much smaller than the Hubble telescope, with a mirror about one-tenth the size of Hubble.