(ORDO NEWS) — The Hubble Space Telescope took a picture of a spiral galaxy with a jumper NGC 7513. It is located 60 million light-years from Earth, in the constellation Sculpture of the southern hemisphere of the sky. This was reported in a NASA press release.
The galaxy moves at a tremendous speed of 1564 km / s in the direction from the Milky Way. For comparison: the Earth revolves around the Sun at a speed of 30 km / s.
It may seem strange to move NGC 7513 away from us. However, this is quite normal.
Some galaxies, such as the Milky Way and Andromeda, fall under the influence of each other’s gravity, which ultimately leads to a merger. Moreover, most other galaxies, on the contrary, are constantly moving away from each other. This phenomenon is associated with the constant expansion of the universe.
That is, not the galaxies themselves are constantly repelled, but the space between them is increasing.
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