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Thursday, January 28

IC 1613: European Southern Observatory Releases New Image of Nearby Galaxy

IC 1613: European Southern Observatory Releases New Image of Nearby Galaxy
The dwarf galaxy, which was first discovered in 1906, is located about 2.3 million light-years away from Earth. IC 1613 is characterized by its lack of dust and pink coloration.
The Milky Way's next door neighbor, dwarf galaxy IC 1613! It contains very little cosmic dust allowing astronomers to explore its contents with great clarity.
Location: IC 1613 is a dwarf galaxy in the constellation of Cetus (The Sea Monster).

ESO Astronomy's photo.

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