Look at the variety of galaxy forms in the new picture of the Hubble telescope

Look at the variety of galaxy forms in the new picture of the Hubble telescope

The image shows several spiral and incorrect galaxies located in the constellation Hercules, the most visible of which is LEDA 58109 or MCG+07-34-030, which is far away from others in the right upper corner of the image. It has a bright core and a spiral structure similar to our Milky Way.

It's an active core of the galaxy called SDS J162558.14+435746.4 and partially closes the galaxy of SDS J162557.25+435743.5. They're both located further from the Earth than LEDA 58109. And the active core of the galaxy seems brighter because it's fed by the accretion of a substance by a supermassive black hole in the center.

The European Space Agency notes that this image characterizes the diversity of galaxy forms. Although most galaxies are divided into two types of elliptical and spiral, in fact, their diversity is much wider. In addition to the main types of galaxy, for example, the lens galaxy, which is much like spiral galaxy, but does not have a distinct pattern, and there are wrong galaxies that are different from everyone else.

In addition, the galaxy sample in the photograph also illustrates a wide variety of names, as noted in ESA. For example, there is a galaxy with a simple name, LEDA 58109, and there are complex, many numbers and letters. This is related to the diversity of cataloguing systems that display celestial objects in the night sky. No catalog is exhaustive and covers overlapping areas of the sky, so many galaxies belong to several different catalogues and have different names.

Image on the cover: Hubble Space Telescope Photo: ESA