Barred Spiral Galaxy in constellation the Sea Monster

hubble-barred-spiral-1073-heic1202aBarred Spiral Galaxy in constellation the Sea Monster

The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has taken a picture of the barred spiral galaxy NGC 1073, which is found in the constellation of Cetus (The Sea Monster). Our own galaxy, the Milky Way, is thought to be a similar barred spiral, and the study of galaxies such as NGC 1073 can help astronomers learn more about our celestial home.

Image Credit:   NASA / Hubble Heritage

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