Hubble made the most detailed picture of the Galaxy Triangle

Triangulum Galaxy, also known as Messier 33, or NGC 598 - the third largest galaxy in the Local Group, which is also listed as the Milky Way and Andromeda. it is also known for being one of the most distant cosmic objects visible to the naked eye. Man, glancing at him from the earth, will see only a faint spot of light, but fortunately for humanity have a telescope "Hubble", which captured it on the photo.

Hubble made the most detailed picture of the Galaxy Triangle

The picture is great - to create it, researchers glued together 54 photographs. As a result, they get an image with a resolution of 665 million pixels, which is in the TIFF format weighs as much as 1, 67 GB. Those who believe in the power of their computers can download the original site "Hubble" and the rest are invited to download it in compressed form and put on a desktop screensaver.

In the frames together is not the whole galaxy, and only a portion of a 19 400 light-years, containing the 10-15 million stars. The telescope failed to capture the galaxy because of its large size - 60 000 light-years. Generally, it is the third largest galaxy - more it only Andromeda (200,000 light years) and the Milky Way (100,000 light years). Not surprisingly, that she had far fewer stars than others - about 40 billion, whereas our galaxy has about 250 billion stars.

Hubble made the most detailed picture of the Galaxy Triangle

But Messier 33 is full of dust and gas from which new stars are forming at a furious pace. According to astronomer Julianne Dalkanton the University of Washington in Seattle, the intensity of the formation of stars in it exceeds the rate of star formation in Andromeda 10 times. Such a conclusion, scientists have made on the basis of the results of research in 2015.

Scientists believe that Messier 33 joined a local band recently. Her story was not as violent as in our galaxy - it is almost not involved in galactic collisions, and there was somewhere to the side. Perhaps, after many years of "quiet days" are over, and she, too, will be involved in a collision.

In the future, scientists are going to carefully study the processes of star formation. They were particularly interested in the section of NGC 604 with 200 small stars and practically no medical checkups NGC 595.

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