Space. .Ring's tars. . Taking centre stage in this new NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image is a galaxy known as NGC 3081, set against an assortment of glittering galaxies in the distance. Located in the constellation of Hydra (The Sea Serpent), NGC 3081 is located over 86 million light-years from us. It is known as a type II Seyfert galaxy, characterised by its dazzling nucleus.
NGC 6188 and NGC 6164 Image Credit & Copyright: Marco Lorenzi (Glittering Lights) The recent star formation itself was likely triggered by winds & supernova explosions, fr prev generations of massive stars, that swept up & compressed the molecular gas. Joining NGC 6188 on this cosmic canvas is rare emission nebula NGC 6164, also created by 1 of the region's massive O-type stars... The field of view spans abt 2 Full Moons, corresponding to 70 LYrs at the estimated distance of NGC 6188.