Gorgeous spiral galaxy spotted by Hubble telescope in new photo

While the James Webb Space Telescope has become very popular lately, its predecessor, the Hubble Space Telescope, continues to impress. this time of the galaxy NGC 6956, a near-perfect example of a barred galaxy located about 214 million light-years from Earth.

Barred galaxies, named after the very prominent “bar” of stars that cross the galactic core, are among the most common types of galaxies in the known universe, they make up about 70% of all galaxies (opens in new tab). Bar structures are also much more common in galaxies with active galactic nuclei, as gas and other material is fed into the galactic core along these bars.

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