The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) shared Monday the impressive image of a galaxy located approximately 100 million light years away from us. The image shows the spiral arms of the galaxy glowing 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.
NGC 2336, which was discovered more than a century ago in 1876 by the German astronomer Wilhelm Tempel, can be seen in a high-resolution image. Located in the northern constellation Camelopardalis (the Giraffe), the galaxy spans 2 million light years.
In 1876, Tempel discovered the Milky Way-like galaxy using an 11-inch telescope. 111 years later, the massive galaxy experienced a Type-la supernova, the only supernova observed in the galaxy.
Comparing the Hubble telescope to the ancient Tempel, its size is almost 10 times larger and the main mirror is 7.9 feet. The Hubble telescope was launched in April 1990. Since then, it has been able to capture fascinating images of planets, meteorites, supernovae, galaxies and other celestial objects and distant events. The findings have also helped astronomers study and understand the history of the universe.
Recently, NASA successfully landed the Perseverance rover in the Jezero crater on Mars. Since landing, the advanced rover has been sending images and video captured by multiple cameras mounted on it. Recently, NASA confirmed that Perseverance conducted its first test drive in the rugged terrain of Jezero Crater. The trip lasted 33 minutes in which he covered a distance of twenty feet.