There’s a Ghost in the Queen’s Hair



Image Credit & Copyright: NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope.

With Hubble’s 25th anniversary this week I want to take a few posts and dedicate them to the single most profound scientific instrument ever devised by human hands thus far. Everyone knows the classic Hubble images that, even though we’ve seen many thousands of times, still WOW us. However, I want to post a few of my personal favorites that over the years, still WOW me personally…….I hope you agree.

Roughly 320 million light years away in the queen’s hair is a spectre; a ghost if you will.  The queen I’m referring to is Queen Berenices II of Egypt as this galaxy resides in Coma Berenices (Berenice’s Hair).  The ghost I’m referring to is obviously this beautiful white face-on barred spiral galaxy that spans about 100,000 light years or about the same size as our Milky Way (though that may be…

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Author: rjbailey

"I have no idea what I'm doing, but I know I'm doing it really, really well." - Andy Dwyer

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