New Hubble image shows Milky Way-like galaxy
A new image by the Hubble Space telescope has captured a little-known galaxy, dubbed LEDA 89996.
The galaxy sits in a vibrant area of the night sky within the constellation of Dorado, and appears very close to the Large Magellanic Cloud. The galaxy is much like our own galaxy, the Milky Way.
The disk-shaped galaxy is seen face on, revealing the winding structure of the spiral arms. Dark patches in these spiral arms is dust and gas.
Launched on April 24, 1990, the Hubble Telescope has traveled a total of 3 billion miles (at a speed of 17,000 mph) along a low Earth orbit, at an altitude of around 340 miles. It has taken some of the most amazing images of Space Mankind has ever seen.