Hubble Space Telescope Spots ‘Feathered Spiral’ Galaxy in Deep Space

Just days after it spotted a “bat shadow,” the Hubble Space Telescope has found a “feathered spiral” galaxy in deep space.

The image, released by NASA and the European Space Agency, is of a galaxy known as NGC 2775. It is 67 million light-years away, in the Cancer constellation.

A light-year, which measures distance in space, is the equivalent of approximately 6 trillion miles.

“The spiral pattern shown by the galaxy in this image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope is striking because of its delicate, feathery nature,” NASA wrote in a statement on its website. Read more…