Portland, Oregon 2021-10-03 23:14:13 –
(NEXSTAR) – NASA shared an amazing new photo of a galaxy far away. (More precisely, it’s 130 million light-years away.)
This galaxy is called NGC5728. This is the clunky name of what the European Space Agency described as an “elegant, bright, barred spiral galaxy.”
The galaxy was seen by one of the Hubble Space Telescope cameras, which is “very sensitive” to both visible and infrared light. ESA said.. (The telescope is a joint effort of NASA in the United States and the European Space Agency.)
“Therefore, it beautifully captures the region of NGC 5728 emitting at these wavelengths. However, there are many other types of light emitted by galaxies like NGC 5728, and WFC3 cannot see it. ”
What we can’t see with a camera is how energetic this galaxy really is.
Here things get a little complicated for non-space geeks. Scientists believe that the NGC 5728 is called the “Seyfert galaxy” and is “monumentally energetic” powered by the active core. Other energetic galaxy cores emit so much radioactive energy that it is virtually impossible to observe the galaxies that surround them. That is why this galaxy stands out. As you can see in the picture, it emits a visibly recordable light.
The ESA acknowledged that the galaxy’s core could emit more light, but the Hubble camera isn’t sensitive to it, making the galaxy “more than visible.” increase.
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