Zoom into NGC 1300

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Duration: 40 seconds

Bold and beautiful, NGC 1300 is a marvelous example of a barred spiral galaxy. Unlike in other spiral galaxies where the starry arms curl outward from the center of the galaxy, NGC 1300’s arms twist away from the ends of a straight bar of stars that stretches across the galaxy’s core. Observational evidence suggests that our own galaxy, the Milky Way, is a barred spiral as well.

Galaxies, HD Video, Science Videos, Scientific Visualizations, Spiral Galaxies


NASA, ESA, and G. Bacon (STScI);
Acknowledgment: NASA, ESA, A. Fujii, Digitized Sky Survey (DSS), STScI/AURA, Palomar/Caltech, and UKSTU/AAO, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

Publication: January 10, 2005

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