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Galaxia espiral NGC 6753

In this image, taken by the Hubble Space Telescope, you can see NGC 6753. It is a spiral galaxy (https://goo.gl/D3uAeP), located in the constellation of Pavo (The Peacock, https://goo.gl/6GQKNp), about 150 million light-years away from Earth.

NGC 6753 is close enough – in astronomical terms – to allow for detailed studies of its galactic corona (https://goo.gl/aWpeVo). A giant sphere of invisible hot gas surrounding the galaxy.

The blue areas in the spiral arms are zones of ongoing star formation (https://goo.gl/Mn2Zxf).

NGC 6753 was discovered on July 5th, 1836, by the English astronomer John Herschel (https://goo.gl/WCo123).

More information here:
https://www.spacetelescope.org/images/potw1738a/

More on the morphological classification of galaxies:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galaxy_morphological_classification

Image credit: NGC 6753 ESA/Hubble & NASA Acknowledgement: Judy Schmidt https://goo.gl/mVUWFZ CC BY 4.0 https://goo.gl/hNRHCd