NASA’s Hubble Telescope Captures ‘Jelly Fish Galaxy’ That Has Dangling Tentacles

NASA's Hubble Telescope Captures 'Jelly Fish Galaxy' That Has Dangling Tentacles

NASA’s Hubble Telescope captured a new image of the jellynut galaxy, which is called HJ 31a.

This intriguingly beautiful galaxy has tentacles that dangle as if it were a jellyfish. This was an unexpected discovery, because astronomers think that galaxies are typically spherical and do not have long tips like this one. The tentacle-like arms seem to be connected to a small cluster of stars in the middle of the galaxy.

When the Hubble telescope captured the Jelly Fish Galaxy, it made astronomers and science enthusiasts go wild. It is a very bizarre galaxy where cosmic strings connect galaxies like fish tentacles.

One of the most fascinating things about this galaxy is that it has more than 1,000 times more Milky Way’s mass in its tentacles. What makes this even more interesting is that there are over 100 galaxies in this one cluster as well.

The Hubble Telescope has taken amazing images since its launch in 1990, but the images from last month are still making waves across social media platforms and from science enthusiasts everywhere with their stunning visuals and composition.

NASA s Hubble Telescope Captures Jelly Fish Galaxy That Has Dangling Tentacles -
Credit: ALMA, ESO137001, known as ‘ Norma Jelly Fish Galaxy’

The Hubble Space Telescope has captured a rarely seen image of what looks like a jellyfish galaxy in the center of the Milky Way.

The Jelly Fish Galaxy is situated behind a thick, dark cloud – it is so close to Earth that astronomers have named the area around it, the “Jellyfish Nebula”.

For decades astronomers have puzzled over what causes these small satellite galaxies that orbit too closely to be ripped apart by tidal forces and merge into bigger galaxies.

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