Hubble Captured a Fluffy Galaxy Along With Its Flocculent Glory

About 67 million light-years away is where The Hubble Space Telescope captured an image of a fluffy galaxy in the Cancer constellation. It’s better known as NGC 2775, and it’s a galaxy that has fuzzy arms that spiral from the center. It’s also sparking with large spiral designs along with flocculent galaxies. Even though the galaxies are there, they’re obscured by clouds of gas, which can cause a dog fur effect.

The Fluffy galaxy
Hubble Captured a Fluffy Galaxy Along With Its Flocculent Glory

Hubble and Their Latest Discovery

NGC 2775 has a spiral of gas surrounding it. It typically acts as a star production factory and has spread far from the galaxy’s massive center. Earlier in the galaxy’s life, the center or bulge of the galaxy would have been filled with gas that would have transformed into white-hot star clusters. The size of the central bulge is small compared to the size of a galaxy that hasn’t been producing stars.

Typically, sparklier and sharply designed galaxies are often depicted in media outlets and space films, but they make up only 10% of all of the galaxies. About 70% of galaxies are flocculent, including the NGC 2275.

Further Discoveries Planned for the Future

The photograph of the NGC 2275
Hubble Captured a Fluffy Galaxy Along With Its Flocculent Glory

The photograph of the NGC 2275 is just one of Hubble’s latest discoveries. The Hubble Space Telescope launched about 30 years ago on April 24th, 1990, and it has traveled four billion miles in continuous orbit around planet Earth.

The telescope is the size of a tractor-trailer, and it has produced enough raw scientific information that is required to fuel 15,000 scientific papers.

The James Webb Space Telescope is Hubble’s successor produced by NASA, and it is preparing to launch in March 2021. This can help it map out to the early universe to provide peer feedback. Hubble made the discovery and is hoping that it’ll be able to continue with more potential discoveries.