“What Resides Within?” Hubble’s Epic Image of the Triangulum Galaxy

This wide-field view shows the Triangulum Galaxy — also known as Messier 33 — as seen from the ground. The extent of the new huge mosaic created with the NASA/ESA Hubble

 

The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope  image of the Triangulum Galaxy, a spiral galaxy located at a distance of only three million light-years, inspires the question: “What amazing life forms reside there?” The NASA/ESA Hubble image is the most detailed image yet of a close neighbor of the Milky Way —  This panoramic survey of the third-largest galaxy in our Local Group of galaxies shown below provides a mesmerizing view of the 40 billion stars that make up one of the most distant objects visible to the naked eye.

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