Spiral arm of the galaxy seem “fluffy”.

Astronomers using the Hubble telescope have obtained a spectacular picture of the spiral galaxy NGC 4237.

As reported on the website of the Observatory, the object is at a distance of 60 million light years from Earth in the constellation coma Berenices, reports “Mirror of week. Ukraine”.

The galaxy belongs to the class of flocculent spiral galaxies. This means that the sleeve cannot be clearly separated from each other, they seem “fluffy”, and the galaxy itself resembles a ball of wool.

But astronomers who are studying NGC 4237, more interested in her bulge is the Central region.

Studying Baldi, scientists can understand how galaxies appear and develop. It also allows you to obtain additional data about supermassive black holes, which are located in the centers of galaxies. There is evidence that the black hole mass depends on the mass of the galactic bulge.

Earlier, scientists using the Hubble telescope have obtained the ESO 495-21 – tiny galaxies with a “big heart”. Galaxy is just three thousand light-years in diameter, but is actively producing new stars.

The Hubble telescope was launched into orbit on 24 April 1990 by the crew of the space Shuttle Discovery and since then transmitted to Earth millions of unique images, much wider representation of scientists about the structure and origin of the Universe. A quarter of a century the camera held 1.2 million targeted observations over 38 thousands of space objects, based on which it has trained about 13 thousand scientific papers. According to experts, “this makes it one of the most powerful scientific instruments in history.”