Hubble telescope discovers ‘flying saucer’-shaped galaxy is about 85 million light-years from Earth

In many scenes described in science fiction, aliens always drive flying saucers to Earth. And now the Hubble telescope, trusted by NASA, has found a flying saucer in distant space, but it’s much larger than we thought. As this hubble image shows a galaxy numbered IC 2051.

Hubble telescope discovers 'flying saucer'-shaped galaxy is about 85 million light-years from Earth

In NASA’s official blog post, the galaxy is located in the southern constellation of Mensa, about 85 million light-years away, or 4996831710061149,000 miles, almost 10 times in 500.

NASA says it’s a spiral galaxy, as evidenced by its unique rotation and spiral arm, with a star belt at its center. The galaxy is a cluster of galaxies observed by the Hubble telescope, the bright center of the spiral galaxy. From the side, IC 2051’s spiral galaxy is shaped like a flying saucer.

They consist of a thin, flat disk with a huge star-like bulge at the center, with a huge star bulge above and below the disk. Scientists believe these bulges play a key role in the evolution of galaxies and affect the growth of supermassive black holes lurking at the center of most spirals.

More observations are still needed in this area, but existing research suggests that most galaxy bulges may be caused by complex internal structures that mix combinations of spherical, disc or quadrangle, leading to the appearance of various galaxy bulges in the universe.

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