Hubble image of NGC 1073

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.

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NASA & ESA

About the Image

Id:heic1202a
Type:Observation
Release date:3 February 2012, 10:00
Related releases:heic1202
Size:3892 x 3065 px

About the Object

Name:IXO 5, J024333.6+012222, NGC 1073, PKS 0241+011, QSO B0240+011, VV96
Type:• Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
• X - Galaxies Images/Videos
Distance:55 light years


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