Over the years, the Hubble Space Telescope has captured many images in space showing the movement of some of the universe’s largestructures, most recently the NGC 7513 galaxy, according tomedia reports. It is understood that the galaxy is currently 60 million light-years away from our Planet, but this distance is actually expanding every second. The Galaxy NGC 7513 is currently leaving us at a rate of about 1,564 km/h, according to Hubble’s official website.
It’s a pretty fast, but it’s not enough to make it suddenly disappear in our lifetimes. Considering that the distance between Earth and NGC 7513 is 60 million light-years — about 186,000 mph — you can see why it takes so much life to see the obvious difference.
“This galaxy is moving at an alarming rate of 1564Km/h and is moving away from us. Against this background, the Earth orbits the sun at a speed of about 30 km/h. While NGC 7513 may seem strange lying away from the Milky Way, it is not so unusual,” NASA explains. This phenomenon is caused by the expansion of the universe, which is the space between galaxies expanding, not the galaxies themselves. “