October 28, 2020

Hubble Locks Eyes With a Snake

This stunning barred spiral galaxy, NGC 2835, has a width of just over half that of the Milky Way. The twisting patterns created by the multiple spiral arms of NGC 2835 create the illusion of an eye. This is a fitting description, as this magnificent galaxy resides near the head of the southern constellation of Hydra, the water snake.

Source:: Goddard