Hubble is still teaching us so many years later. Case in point: today the telescope team tweeted a beautiful shot of a barred spiral galaxy. This one is not new–it was discovered in 1784 by German-British astronomer William Herschel.
NGC 4394 is located about 55 million light years from Earth in the Virgo Cluster. It’s in the constellation of Coma Berenices (Berenice’s Hair).
What is a barred spiral galaxy? NASA explains:
Explore the tweet to learn more: