Silverado Galaxy - NGC 3370

The Silverado Galaxy was home to a supernova that appeared in 1994.

The intricate spiral arms of this dusty galaxy contain hot areas of new star formation about 98 million light-years away in the constellation Leo. It is similar to our own Milky Way galaxy in both mass and diameter. NGC 3370 became the first spiral galaxy known to be producing a giant radio-emitting jet. Scientists had previously only observed these giant jets of subatomic particles moving at nearly the speed of light from elliptical galaxies or galaxies in the process of merging.

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Object Name: NGC 3370, UGC 5887 or Silverado Galaxy

Release Date: Sep 4, 2003

Image Credits: NASA, ESA, the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA), and A. Riess (STScI)



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