Zoom into NGC 1073

This video zooms from an image of constellation of Cetus (the Sea Monster) into a closeup of the galaxy NGC 1073, imaged by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope.

Our own galaxy, the Milky Way, is thought to have a similar barred spiral shape, and the study of galaxies such as NGC 1073 can help astronomers learn more about our celestial home.


NASA, ESA, Digitized Sky Survey 2, Adam Block/Mount Lemmon SkyCenter/University of Arizona

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Release date:3 February 2012, 10:00
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