This is a galaxy orbiting about 30 million light-years away in the direction of Perseus.「NGC 1003It is. In the arm that revolves around the bright yellow bomb in the center, there are blue areas that show that there are many hot young stars and red HII areas where the star-forming activity is active and it is as if the colored flowers are in full bloom. It looks like a vast field of flowers.
Not only the colorful NGC 1003 is presented here. A quick look around the NGC 1003Another swirling galaxyYou can see that there are some and, if you look closely, it is yellowish, with no rotating arms.The elliptical galaxyIt looks small in redA distant galaxyYou can see that there are countless.
Some stars in the Celestial River galaxy are much closer to Earth than the one behind them, but much of the light that looks like a bleeding point is not one star, but each.A galaxy of tens and hundreds of billions of starsIt is. Behind NGC 1003The galactic groupIn this image it was made with a long exposure of 70 minutesNumerous galaxies belonging to the group of galaxiesIt is captured in detail.
Speaking of images that capture countless galaxies that exist in the distance“Habbit”The famous space telescope photographed the “Roza” direction in the southern sky.Hubble Ultra Deep Field (HUDF)And I caught the interval of about a whole month, including the HUDF interval“Hubble Inherited Field”And so on, but just like the NGC 1003From a galaxy relatively close to the Tenkawa galaxy to a distant galaxyImages that are captured simultaneously are alsoThe depth of this universeIt makes me feel.
The opening image was taken by the 4 m diameter Mayor telescope at the Kit Peak National Astronomical Observatory in the United States and was launched on January 5, 2021 by the National Institute of Optical Astronomy and Infrared (NOIRLab) of the American Science Foundation (NSF). . I will.
Image credit: KPNO / NOIRLab / NSF / AURA
Sentence / Takehiro Matsumura
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