Hubble Telescope Captures Thin Galaxy

NGC 4452

NGC 4452 (Click image to enlarge)

Like a snapshot of coins tossed in the air, we see them at all angles, from face-on disks to nearly edge-on lines. And sometimes we catch them so precisely to the side that what we see is hard to believe is real.  – Bad Astronomy (Galaxy on Edge)

The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has imaged a striking galaxy called NGC 4452, which appears to lie exactly edge-on as seen from Earth. The result is an extraordinary picture of billions of stars observed from an unusual angle. – www.spacetelescope.org

Image Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA

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