Pan: Hubble spotlights a swirling spiral

The barred spiral galaxy UGC 678 takes centre stage in this image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. The spectacular galaxy lies around 260 million light-years from Earth in the constellation Pisces and is almost face on, allowing its lazily winding spiral arms to stretch across this image. In the foreground, a smaller edge-on galaxy seems to bisect the upper portion of UGC 678.


ESA/Hubble & NASA, C. Kilpatrick, R. J. Foley
Music: Stellardrone - Billions and Billions

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