Picture of the Day: Hubble Captures a Distant Barred Spiral Galaxy

628856main_hubble-eldorado_1600_946-710.jpg

Some 62 million light years away lies the Dorado Group of galaxies, which includes the barred spiral galaxy pictured above, NGC 1483. A bright cluster at the galaxy's center and its swirling arms give rise to the "barred spiral" description. Star-forming regions dot the galaxy's spiraling arms. The Dorado Group contains about 70 galaxies, more than twice the number found in our own Local Group. Some of the other Dorado galaxies appear in the background.

Below, recent Pictures of the Day:

Image: NASA.

Presented by

Rebecca J. Rosen is a senior editor at The Atlantic, where she oversees the Business Channel. She was previously an associate editor at The Wilson Quarterly.

Life as an Obama Impersonator

"When you think you're the president, you just act like you are above everybody else."

Join the Discussion

After you comment, click Post. If you’re not already logged in you will be asked to log in or register.

blog comments powered by Disqus

VIdeo

Life as an Obama Impersonator

"When you think you're the president, you just act like you are above everybody else."

Video

Things Not to Say to a Pregnant Woman

You don't have to tell her how big she is. You don't need to touch her belly.

Video

Maine's Underground Street Art

"Graffiti is the farthest thing from anarchy."

Video

The Joy of Running in a Beautiful Place

A love letter to California's Marin Headlands

Video

'I Didn't Even Know What I Was Going Through'

A 17-year-old describes his struggles with depression.

More in Technology

Just In