Hubble Space Telescope spots ‘grand design’ galaxy in stunning new image

Two visits from NASA’s most venerable space telescope offers a stunning galactic portrait indeed.

A newly released image from the Hubble Space Telescope shows the mesmerizing spiral of a galaxy called M99. Particularly on display are the galaxy’s well-defined stellar arms that branch from the dusty, yellow center of the galaxy. The new image, which the European Space Agency released on May 2, is a result of two recent Hubble–led studies.

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