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The Hubble Telescope tracks a spiral galaxy to chart the expansion of our universe

Mrk (Markarian) spiral galaxy 1337, as imaged by the Hubble Space Telescope. (Image credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA, A. Riess et al.)

The Hubble Space Telescope has captured a beautiful spiral galaxy on a larger mission to chart the expansion rate of our universe.

New image of the spiral galaxy Mrk (Markarian) 1337 shows its twinkling stars shining about 120 million light-years from Earth in the constellation Virgo. NS Hubble Space Telescope UV and infrared (heat-seeking) wavelengths are preferred in this image, shown in false color.

https://www.space.com/hubble-telescope-image-spiral-galaxy-universe-expansion The Hubble Telescope tracks a spiral galaxy to chart the expansion of our universe

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