The Hubble Telescope captures a galaxy shaped like a rose 350 million light years away. The galaxy is named PGC 6240 and according to scientists, it looks like “pale rose in the sky” which seems to have been formed by a recent galactic merger. The universe is a vast place with so much to explore it is amazing to see new discoveries all the time. The Hubble Space Telescope orbits Earth about every 97 minutes from an average altitude of 353 miles (569 km) so it can take a look deep into the galaxy.

Astronomers seem to think that an event must of recently taken place because PGC 6240 is surrounded by globular clusters that unexpectedly contain both young and old stars, so as they say it ” is a smashup of two galaxies. You can checkout the video below for a better look.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZ3bJDIPaNE

 

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