The National Aeronautics and Space Administration never fails to amaze with the photographs it shares on social media platforms. Snapshots captured by different telescopes are often shared by the US space agency on Twitter and Instagram.
A recent post shared by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, or NASA, on Instagram shows a photo of a glowing galaxy, light years away, taken by the Hubble Space Telescope.
“A little glitter goes a long way,” the post’s caption read.
“Millions of light-years, in fact! In the middle of this image is a sparkling galaxy, perfectly captured by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope. You may notice, however, that there are quite a few “stars that appear much brighter than the stars contained in the galaxy. For example, there is a bright star in the center – in fact, it is part of our own galaxy, the Milky Way. The star appears brighter because it is much closer to us,” NASA’s message said.
“Although there seem to be countless stars here, the galaxies are mostly empty space. If, like here, they are not too dusty, we can see overlapping galaxies. In the upper right corner is an elliptical galaxy. There is also a spiral galaxy looking through the right edge of the image,” the caption read.
The post received over 6 lakh likes on Instagram in a single day.
A stunning video of Jupiter was released by the space agency a few weeks ago, which was captured by the Juno spacecraft. The video gave a glimpse of Jupiter, a gas giant.
NASA’s Juno took the images on April 9 during its close flyby of Jupiter – 3,200 km from the gas giant.
It was Juno’s 41st flyby of Jupiter, with the spacecraft traveling at a relative speed of 2.10,000 km/h, seven times faster than the International Space Station, or ISS.