May 25, 2024

WHY IN NEWS ?

  • NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope captured a beautiful photo of a spiral galaxy called “NGC 691”.
    • What is NGC 691?
  • It is an unbarred spiral galaxy located about 125 million light-years away in the Aries It was discovered by German-born British astronomer William Herschel in November, 1786. Spiral galaxy is the foremost member of NGC 691 group which is the collection of nine galaxies with different shapes and colours. It is referred to as “LEDA 6793, UGC 1305 and TC 448”. The Spiral galaxy has a diameter of 130,000 light-years.
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