Galaxy Galaxy, Burning Bright!

Esahubble_potw2018a_1024

esahubble_potw2018a May 4th, 2020

Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA, A. Riess et al.

In the forests of the night lies a barred spiral galaxy called NGC 3583, imaged here by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. This is a barred spiral galaxy with two arms that twist out into the Universe. This galaxy is located 98 million light-years away from the Milky Way. Two supernovae exploded in this galaxy, one in 1975 and another, more recently, in 2015. There are a few different ways that supernova can form. In the case of these two supernovae, the explosions evolved from two independent binary star systems in which the stellar remnant of a Sun-like star, known as a white dwarf, was collecting material from its companion star. Feeding off of its partner, the white dwarf gorged on the material until it reached a maximum mass. At this point, the star collapsed inward before exploding outward in a brilliant supernova. Two of these events were spotted in NGC 3583, and though not visible in this picture of the week, we can still marvel at the galaxys fearful symmetry.

Provider: Hubble Space Telescope | ESA

Image Source: https://www.spacetelescope.org/images/potw2018a/

Curator: ESA/Hubble, Garching bei Mnchen, None, Germany

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

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Image Type
Observation
Object Name
NGC 3583
Subject - Local Universe
Galaxy > Type > Spiral
Galaxy > Type > Barred
Esahubble_potw2018a_1280
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ID
potw2018a
Subject Category
C.5.1.1   C.5.1.2  
Subject Name
NGC 3583
Credits
ESA/Hubble & NASA, A. Riess et al.
Release Date
2020-05-04T06:00
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://www.spacetelescope.org/images/potw2018a/
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Equinox
Reference Value
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3660.0, 3639.0
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FITS Header
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Creator (Curator)
ESA/Hubble
URL
http://www.spacetelescope.org
Name
Email
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Address
Karl-Schwarzschild-Strasse 2
City
Garching bei Mnchen
State/Province
None
Postal Code
D-85748
Country
Germany
Rights
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
Publisher
ESA/Hubble
Publisher ID
esahubble
Resource ID
potw2018a
Metadata Date
2020-05-01T18:44:49.577205
Metadata Version
1.1
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