The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has photographed a galaxy named “NGC 1073,” a barred spiral galaxy that looks an awful lot like the Milky Way galaxy where we currently reside (from ESA).
Scientists say that the striking bar image in the middle of the galaxy could be used to determine the age of the celestial body. Older galaxies, full of red stars, are more likely to have a bar than a young one. Think of it like a moustache on humans.
Also seen in the photograph: quasars, which are super-bright sources of light formed by matter falling into supermassive black holes.
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