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NASA shares images of ‘cosmic sparkle’ from a dwarf galaxy, leaves netizens in awe

Shared on the official Instagram of NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope's, the picture is of I Zwicky 18, a dwarf, an irregular galaxy which is estimated to be 59 million light-years away.

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Updated: January 28, 2021 10:35:08 am
NASA, NASA Hubble, NASA Hubble picture, irregular galaxy, dwarf irregular galaxy, NASA Hubble galaxy picture, NASA Hubble Instagram, Hubble Space Telescope, Trending news, I Zwicky 18, Indian Express newsI Zwicky 18 is situated in the constellation Ursa Major. The galaxy was first identified by Swiss astronomer Fritz Zwicky in the 1930s.

NASA recently graced the internet with a ‘cosmic sparkle’ from an irregular dwarf galaxy and netizens cannot seem to get enough of it.

Shared on the official Instagram of NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope’s, the picture is of I Zwicky 18, a dwarf and irregular galaxy, which is estimated to be 59 million light-years away.

The post further explains that the bluish-white colours in the picture are two major start burst regions where “stars are forming at a furious rate”.

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Since being shared online, the post has garnered over 70,000 likes. Take a look at some of the reactions here:

I Zwicky 18 is situated in the constellation Ursa Major. The galaxy was first identified by Swiss astronomer Fritz Zwicky in the 1930s.

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