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Check out This Stunning Picture of Big, Beautiful Blue Galaxy NASA shared!

On Monday, 8 March 2021, NASA has shared an exquisite picture of a galaxy from its Hubble telescope. In 1876 Wilhelm Tempel, a German astronomer discovered this galaxy named NGC 2336.

“Look at NGC 2336, a galaxy around 100 million light-years away. Found in 1876, by German astronomer William Tempel, the picture caught by @NASAHubble shows the sheer size and excellence of this magnificent galaxy.” NASA captioned their post.

Also, NASA shared some fun facts and information about the NGC 2336 along with the beautiful ‘huge, alluring’ blue galaxy. The NGC 2336 galaxy is approximately a hundred million light-years away, located in the northern constellation of Camelopardalis (also known as the Giraffe).

The barred, a spiral galaxy with a central bar-shaped structure composed of stars stretched up to two lakh light-years across and was found by German astronomer Wilhelm Tempel in 1876 using a 0.28 meter (11 inch) telescope.

NASA shared that this ravishing galaxy’s spiral arms sparkle with young stars, noticeable in their dazzling blue light. Conversely, the redder central part of the galaxy is overwhelmed by older stars.

In the time being, NASA’s Perseverance Rover has been recording and sending the details from the red planet Mars. The Perseverance Rover made its first drive on Mars, and the landing site of the rover has been named in honor of game-changing science fiction author Octavia Butler.

European Space Agency (ESA) shared a post on Twitter saying, “NGC 2336 is a barred spiral galaxy — two lakh light-years across — seen here by the NASA/ESA.”

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