In its more than 30 years of service, NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has made over 1.3 million observations of intriguing cosmic events and bodies. It once captured a pair of gravitational interaction galaxies called Arp147 using its Prime Working Camera – Widefield Planetary Camera 2 (WFPC2). The movie “Hubble Classic” has been re-shared on Instagram. The image shows two galaxies forming the 10th number in the vast dark sky. The object on the left, or “1”, looks like a smooth ring of starlight, while the one on the right looks like a “0” pancake-shaped disk.
NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope captioned the image on Instagram, saying, “Welcome to the Interacting Galaxy pair Arp147! To the left of this Hubble Classic image the most galactic appears almost to the edge of our line of sight and features the smooth ring of starlight. The right-most galaxy has a clumsy, blue circle.
Arp 147 is 440 million light-years from Earth in the constellation Cetus. Mentioned Released by NASA. The image above is compiled from WFPC2 images taken with three different filters. Blue, visible-light and infrared filters are indicated by the colors blue and green. Red is denoted by red.
According to NASA, the blue galaxy on the left may have formed a blue ring after passing through the galaxy on the right, as well as the pebble thrown into the pond creating a circular wave moving outwards. The dusty red knot in the lower left corner of the blue ring largely indicates the location of the galaxy’s initial nucleus, which was damaged.
Hubble is a collaboration between NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA). ESA Mentioned The film was shot in October 2008, four weeks after a problem with a science data formatter that pushed Hubble into safe mode. At the time, the film proved that the camera at Hubble was working well.
Hubble was launched into space in 1990. Although it is one of the major workhorses to study space, it is aging. And, therefore, NASA and other space agencies sent its successor, the James Web Space Telescope. Work is likely to begin in a few more months.