Today we’re going to discuss about another galaxy…

The Cigar Galaxy.

A mosaic image was taken by the Hubble Space Telescope of Messier 82, combining exposures taken with four colored filters that capture starlight from visible and infrared wavelengths and the light from the glowing hydrogen filaments.


Messier 82 (also known as NGC 3034, Cigar Galaxy, or M82) is a Starburst galaxy approximately 12 million light-years away from Earth, Situated in the constellation Ursa Major.

It is about five times more luminous than the Milky Way and has a center one hundred times more luminous. As the closest starburst galaxy to Earth, M82 is the prototypical example of this galaxy type.

Around the galaxy’s center, young stars are being born 10 times faster than they are inside our entire Milky Way galaxy.M82, was discovered by Johann Elert Bode in 1774.

So That’s It Guys,

I’m ending this blog here.

I hope it was a piece of new information for at least some of you.


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