By Neha Yadav
Published Apr 14, 2024

Hindustan Times
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Photo Credits: Andrew Fryhover/NASA

NASA's 10 spectacular Astronomy Pictures of the Day featuring galaxies

The US space agency National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) frequently shares dreamy 'Astronomy Pictures of the Day' that feature gorgeous galaxies. Here are some of them.

This surreal image is of the Andromeda Galaxy in ultraviolet light. Also known as Messier31, the Andromeda Galaxy spans about 230,000 light-years.

This stunning image is of the Hummingbird Galaxy. Known for its iconic shape of a hummingbird. This galaxy lies about 300 million light-years away from Earth in the constellation Hydra.

This stunning image is of the Cigar Galaxy. It shows supergalactic winds expanding with gas and dust that glow in red and yellow colour.

This captivating image shows the magnificent spiral galaxy known as the Black Eye Galaxy or the Sleeping Beauty. It is about 7,400 light-years away from Earth.

This mesmerising image is of another spiral galaxy NGC 1398. It shows a ring of pearly stars, gas and dust around its bright yellow center. It lies about 65 million light-years away from Earth in the constellation Fornax.

This astounding image is of a distorted galaxy NGC 2442 in the southern constellation of Pisces Volans. It is located about 50 million light-years away from Earth.

Captured by NASA's James Webb Space Telescope, this gorgeous image is of a barred spiral galaxy NGC 1365 in the southern constellation Fornax.

Here's a spectacular image of two dominant galaxies facing each other. They are situated at about 12 million light-years distance towards the northern constellation of the Great Bear.

This beautiful pic captures the red clouds surrounding the Andromeda galaxy, or M31. It shows the spiral arms of the galaxy shining bright with bright blue stars.

This enchanting image is of the giant Whale Galaxy or NGC 4631. It lies 25 million light-years away in the northern constellation Canes Venatici.