Hubble discovers relic galaxy near home as the extremely infrequent and peculiar conglomeration of stars persisted actually unaltered the unruly stellar island offers gainful insights into the commencement and evolution of galaxies billions of years ago.
The galaxy NGC 1277 commenced its existence with a bang really long ago fiercely producing stars 1,000 times swifter than observed in our own Milky Way today. But it immediately went passive as the baby boomer stars aged and grew ever redder.
Hubble as a practice has seen such red and dead galaxies in its tenure but this is proximately close to our own Milky Way. The former galaxies are so far away they are just red dots in Hubble deep-sky images. NGC 1277 provides distinctive opportunity to observe very closely and personally. Ignacio Trujillo, of the Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias at the University of La Laguna, Spain said that we can traverse such indigenous galaxies in depth and inspect the state of the premature universe.
The researchers found that the relic galaxy has double the amount of stars than our Milky Way but bodily it is as minute as one quarter of the expanse of our galaxy. Approximately NGC 1277 is in the form of arrested development. This galaxy like others was born and set out to grow and inhabit more stars but could not gather more material to expand in size to configure a remarkable pin wheel shaped pinwheel-shaped galaxy.