Hubble spies distant, dusty galaxy

hubble galaxy ngc 4036

NASA might still be waiting for its next-generation planet spotting telescope to get off the ground, but the aging Hubble is still doing a fine job in the meantime. The telescope, which was originally launched way back in 1990, has spent the last 28 years delivering some truly breathtaking images from space, and one of its latest photos is yet another entry into its long list of achievements.

The image you see above is a galaxy known as NGC 4036. At around 70 million light-years away, it would be a bit of a trip to actually make it there, but Hubble is capable of delivering a pretty fantastic glimpse at it from Earth orbit.

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