Galaxy moving toward us 🧐 #Repost
@NASAHubble caught a curious galaxy moving a little closer to us…
Because our universe is expanding, almost all of the galaxies we see in the universe are moving away from us. Messier 90, however, appears to be a rare exception.
The unusual staircase-like shape of this image is because the camera was made up of four different light detectors, one of which had a higher magnification than the others. In order to combine the images, the high-magnification image needed to be reduced in size.
Image credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA, W. Sargent et al.
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