Updated December 23rd, 2023 at 13:55 IST

NASA discovers Snow Globe Galaxy. Picture goes viral on internet - check here

NASA share a picture showcasing collection of stars and galaxies. Many people thought the image looks ‘beautiful.’

Reported by: Navya Dubey
Constellation Virgo about 7 million light-years from Earth. | Image:Instagram
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NEW DELHI: NASA has captured the internet's attention with an image of a 'dwarf galaxy' in the constellation Virgo. The irregular beauty, resembling a cosmic snow globe, is merely at a distance of 7 million light-years.

The netizens are awestruck, with some of them taking to comments to praise its captivating allure. 

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NASA's captivating caption reads: 

"In the constellation Virgo about 7 million light-years from Earth, you’ll find a billion stars in this dwarf galaxy. It’s considered an irregular galaxy because of its unorderly shape which resembles a space version of a sparkly snow globe. By carefully examining the stars, astronomers are investigating the evolutionary links between ancient galaxies and the role they had on modern galaxies such as our own. This image was created with data from @NASAHubble’s Wide Field Camera 3 and the Advanced Camera for Surveys by combining twelve camera filters." 

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Published December 23rd, 2023 at 13:46 IST