Hubble took a photo of the galactic menagerie

This image from the Hubble Space Telescope shows the galaxy cluster ACO S 295, as well as a crowd of galaxies in the background and stars in the foreground.

This image features galaxies of all shapes and sizes, from majestic spirals to fuzzy ellipses. This galactic menagerie boasts a variety of orientations and sizes: spiral galaxies such as the one in the center of this image appear as a futuristic face, while some edge-on spiral galaxies appear only as thin streaks of light.

The galaxy cluster dominates the center of this image, both visually and physically. The massive mass of the cluster lensed light from background galaxies, distorting and blurring their shapes. In addition to providing astronomers with a magnifying glass to study distant galaxies, gravitational lensing subtly frames the center of this image, creating a visually striking scene.

Prior to that, scientists working with Hubble data were one step closer to unraveling one of the most intriguing cosmic mysteries of recent times – Fast Radio Bursts (FRB). They traced five signals to their points of origin in the spiral arms of galaxies, narrowing down the list of objects that cause them.

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