Hubble's barred and booming spiral galaxy
Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:25 pm
Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA
This image, captured by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope's Wide Field Camera 3 (WFC3), shows a galaxy named UGC 6093. As can be easily seen, UGC 6093 is something known as a barred spiral galaxy—it has beautiful arms that swirl outwards from a bar slicing through the galaxy's center.
It is classified as an active galaxy, which means that it hosts an active galactic nucleus, or AGN: a compact region at a galaxy's center within which material is dragged towards a supermassive black hole.
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