The Galaxy on the edge!

Scientists have revealed a new picture of the ‘NGC 1055’ which is a galaxy that was first spotted by William Herschel through his telescope in his home in Slough, England. This galaxy is colourful and about 55 light years away! If you look at the galaxy from earth you see it on its side or the edge. It has a billion of stars and is a bit bigger than our own Milky Way which is a spiral galaxy as well. A galaxy called Messier 77 has a BIG black hole is pulling on the NGC 1055 which makes it bend into a disc shape. The astronomers took the picture with a huge telescope at a Observatory in Chile. ESO is building an even BIGGER telescope to study the stars which will be finished in 2024!


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