Interesting Details About A Distant Galaxy

November 27, 2012 at 1:45 AM (astronomy topics, curious research, current news, extraterrestrial studies, late night studies, science and technology, web gossip)

If I had realized that I would be this interested in studying what is taking place within outer space, I likely would have followed that route of study.  I have been fascinated with astronomy ever since I can recall.  Yet, it always was the mathematics involved that truly deterred my actual interest.  I sucked at math, and I had no interest in doing things that meant having to work out extended equations to reach my desired results.  Anyway….

I was doing more web browsing, looking at some of the links about current studies of outer space.  Looking out to a galaxy far, far away, The Hubble Space Telescope has captured an image of ESO 499-G37.  It is observed to be situated between the borders of the constellations Antlia and Hydra.  Scientific researchers first eyed ESO 499-G37 during the end of the 1970s (just coming down from being very spaced-out….).

Hubble is seeing this galaxy from an angular perspective, where it’s full spiral structure can be viewed with clarity.  Viewers working with N.A.S.A. and The European Space Agency are seeing where ESO 499-G37 is a barred-spiral galaxy, and it’s arms are full of several hot and young stars.  Additionally, the arms have ample amounts of dust and gas, indicating that stars are in the process of being created!

The core of ESO 499-G37 is centered within the bar structure, which is estimated as being no more than a time-length of three hundred light years.  This is one-tenth the length of a usual barred-spiral galaxy’s nucleus, such as our Milky Way.  The core is bright, bulging, and elongated, yet it is one-tenth the size of the central bars within most spiral galaxies.  The studying scientists are working to find a link between the central bars and the core bulge of barred-spiral galaxies.

ESO 499-G37 is situated mainly within the southern region of Hydra Constellation, and within parts of Antlia Constellation.  Antlia is 94.26 light years away from us, and Hydra is roughly 140 million light years away (no, they are not neighbors…).

NASA's Hubble Telescope Eyes a Loose Spiral Galaxy. (ESA/NASA/Hubble)

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1 Comment

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