Jellyfish galaxy (JO206)

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Overview:

Recently, NASA released an image showcasing the jellyfish galaxy JO206 which was captured by the Hubble telescope.

About Jellyfish Galaxy (JO206):

  • It trails across the universe about 700 million light-years away from our planet.
  • It is in the constellation Aquarius.
  • Jellyfish galaxies resemble their marine namesakes and that is evident in the image.
  • At the bottom right in the image “tentacles” of bright star formation that trails the main disc of the galaxy are visible.

Key facts about the Aquarius constellation

  • It is one of the 12 zodiac constellations.
  • The constellation’s name means “the water-bearer” (or “cup-bearer”) in Latin.
  • It lies in the region of the sky which is sometimes referred to as the Sea, because it contains a number of other constellations with names associated with water.
  • It is the 10th largest constellation in the sky, occupying an area of 980 square degrees.
  • It is one of the 15 equatorial constellations.
  • It is located in the fourth quadrant of the southern hemisphere (SQ4) and can be seen at latitudes between +65° and -90°.

 


Q1) What is Galaxy?

The term "galaxy" typically refers to a large system of stars, stellar remnants, interstellar gas, dust, and other celestial objects bound together by gravity. Galaxies come in various shapes and sizes, ranging from relatively small dwarf galaxies to massive ones containing billions or even trillions of stars.

Source: Hubble captures a jellyfish galaxy 700 million light-years away