Hubble Took A Beautiful Photo Of A Barred Spiral Galaxy

55 million light years away

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: