Palette Cleansing Pretty Hubble Picture

May 11, 2022 | Daily Space, Galaxies

IMAGE: The magnificent spiral galaxy M99 fills the frame in this image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. CREDIT: ESA/Hubble & NASA, M. Kasliwal, J. Lee and the PHANGS-HST Team

I think we need a pretty picture from our wondrous universe. If you have a small telescope, you may have enjoyed looking at the fuzzy blob M99. This not-too-distant galaxy is highlighted in a NASA image released this week. Combining data from multiple studies of this galaxy, this image allows us to take in the range of star formation, dust clouds, and brilliant stars that make up this system. There’s no new science here. Just the galaxy with all the prettiest stars.

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