A famous astronomer made the discovery of the spiral galaxy in the Hunting Dog constellation two centuries ago. But it was only today that the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope chased down the galaxy to reveal more information about it.
Astronomers have discovered a tsunami of stars and gas that crashed with the disk of a spiral galaxy known as IC 2163. The result is an eyelid-shaped star formation.
Not many galactic eyelid formations have been observed because their lifespan is considered short. Scientists said the recent discovery could aid in learning more about this rare formation.
A small elliptical galaxy dubbed UGC 1382 by astronomers was found to be a colossal galaxy composed of cosmic spare parts.