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10 August, Monday


Hubble captured a sculped galaxy that is moving away from us

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NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope captured a barred spiral galaxy called NGC 7513, which is located approximately 60 million light-years away in the Sculptor constellation in the Southern Hemisphere, EDNews.net reports citing Tech Explorist.

Originally discovered in 1864, the galaxy is a member of the Grus-Indus galaxy cluster. It has a diameter of around 65,000 light-years.

This galaxy is moving at an astounding speed of 972 miles per second, and it is heading away from us. It’s an apparent move away from the Milky Way that might seem strange, but not that unusual.

Authors noted, “While some galaxies, like the Milky Way and the Andromeda galaxy, are caught in each other’s gravitational pull and will eventually merge, the vast majority of galaxies in our universe appear to be moving away from each other. This phenomenon is due to the expansion of the universe, and it is the space between galaxies that are stretching, rather than the galaxies themselves moving.”

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