NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has captured a breathtaking view of a barred spiral galaxy
The ministry said the satellite's near-infrared imaging spectrometer (NISS) camera will be used to peer into space with one of tasks to determine the brightness of the M95 barred spiral galaxy
in the constellation Leo.
Remarkably, all of the great galaxies nearby occupy the same plane, one that is proportionately even thinner than an American dime: the Milky Way and Andromeda Galaxies, the two superpowers of the Local Group; the giant spiral galaxy M81 in Ursa Major; the giant elliptical galaxy Maffei 1 and its giant spiral neighbors Maffei 2 and IC 342, which all hide behind interstellar dust in Cassiopeia and Camelopardalis; the giant edge-on spiral galaxy NGC 253 in Sculptor; and the giant elliptical galaxy Centaurus A and the giant barred spiral galaxy
M83 in Hydra.
The Solar System is located in one of the arms in the disc of a barred spiral galaxy
we call the Milky Way, with a diameter of about 100,000 light years.
The Milky Way is a barred spiral galaxy
that has a diameter usually considered to be about 100,000--120,000 light-yearsbut may be 150,000--180,000 light-years.
This image made by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows the barred spiral galaxy
To end this article, an introduction to another galaxy: NGC 5792, a typical barred spiral galaxy
slightly elongated in an east-west direction and situated on the northern border with Virgo.
Now, however, it is firmly categorised as a barred spiral galaxy
, with loosely wound arms and a relatively small central bulge.
Walsh, "Imaging spectroscopy of H II regions in the barred Spiral galaxy
NGC, " Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol.
STAR PERFORMANCE: An image of the barred spiral galaxy
NGC 1672 from NASA and the European Space Agency
A Hubble Space Telescope view of the barred spiral galaxy
NGC 1672 - where did the stars come from?