NASA news: This incredible Hubble picture was snapped from 135 million light-years away

“It lies over 135 million light-years away and is moderately luminous.

“The galaxy has been used as a ‘control’ in studies of especially active and luminous galaxies – those with centres known as active galactic nuclei, which emit copious amounts of intense radiation.

“In comparison to these active cousins, NGC 3749 is classified as inactive, and has no known signs of nuclear activity.”

However, NGC 3749 is not even the farthest object NASA’s and ESA’s telescope has ever seen.

The orbital observatory, launched in April 1990, has been able to spot cosmic bodies from many billions of light-years away.


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