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Would you like to see a ‘fluffy’ galaxy? Check out Hubble’s spectacular new photo.

Would you like to see a 'fluffy' galaxy? Check out Hubble's spectacular new photo.

The European Space Agency (ESA) and NASA released a new image Thursday taken using the Hubble Space Telescope and showing a very detailed look at the unique spiral galaxy known as NGC 2775. 

The ESA described this galaxy as flocculent, meaning it has a woolly, feathery, or fluffy appearance, which is a very apt description considering the arms spiraling out from its center look like they’re made of dog fur dotted with millions of blue stars.

A more comprehensive look at NGC 2775 with its fluffy arms and wide circular void at its center.

A more comprehensive look at NGC 2775 with its fluffy arms and wide circular void at its center.

Image: ESA/Hubble & NASA, J. Lee and the PHANGS-HST TeamAcknowledgement: Judy Schmidt (Geckzilla) Read more…

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