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Scientists have obtained a unique picture of two spiral galaxies

Ученые получили уникальный снимок двух спиральных галактикThey are in the constellation of Hair Vernici in the Virgo cluster.

NASA scientists using the Hubble space telescope received the two galaxies NGC 4302 and NGC 4298.

As noted on the NASA website, image how would look like the milky Way for an outside observer. Both galaxies are located at a distance of about 55 million light years from Earth.

They are in the constellation of Hair Vernici in the Virgo cluster, which includes about two thousand galaxies. Both galaxies were discovered in 1784 by William Herschel, then they were called “spiral nebulae” because it was not clear how far from Earth they are located.

In the early twentieth century, Edwin Hubble found that galaxies are clusters of stars far beyond the milky Way.

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