Photo of the day: an excellent spiral galaxy of the transitional type

Photo of the day: an excellent spiral galaxy of the transitional type

The U.S. National Air Navigation and Space Administration.

The structure is located approximately 180 million light years away from us in the constellation of Giraffe. NGC 1961 is a spiral galaxy of the transitional type which, when classified, enters the area between spiral galaxy and spiral galaxy without a lock.

In addition, the NGC 1961 has an active core: there are processes with huge amounts of energy, and this cannot be explained by the activity of individual stars and gas-dust complexes. The heart of such a galaxy is thought to contain a supermassive black hole, which is the source of high-intensity radiation.

You can see in the photograph the spinning spiral sleeves of NGC 1961. The bright blue shavings are young stars. The galaxy shows flashes of several supernovas. You can see the high resolution image below -- press for expansion: