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NASA has released a stunning image of the “furnace” spiral galaxy taken by the Hubble, which the agency describes as “jewel-bright.”

Iran PressSci & Tech: NASA released a stunning image taken by the Hubble Space Telescope depicting a spiral galaxy 68 million light years away from the Earth. 

According to a NASA blog, the spiral galaxy is known as NGC 1385 and is located in the constellation Fornax — the Latin word for “furnace,” according to a NASA blog. Described by the agency as “jewel-bright,” the image was captured using Hubble’s Wide Field Camera 3, which is considered to be the telescope’s “workhorse camera” due to its reliability, Futurism reported. 

Fornax was named by Nicolas-Louis de Lacaille, an early 18th-century French astronomer. 

The constellation wasn’t named for its heat, mind you. Lacaille simply liked to name constellations he discovered after scientific instruments. His other discoveries include Italia, or “the air pump”; Telescopium, or “the telescope”; and Norma, or “the ruler.”


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