Hubble view of galaxy NGC 4710 with x-shaped bulge

This image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows edge-on galaxy NGC 4710. When staring directly at the centre of the galaxy, one can detect a faint, ethereal "X"-shaped structure. Such a feature, which astronomers call a "boxy" or "peanut-shaped" bulge, is due to the vertical motions of the stars in the galaxy's bar and is only evident when the galaxy is seen edge-on. This curious feature is also seen in the Milky Way.

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Id:eso1339d
Tipi:Vëzhgim
Data e Publikimit:Sht 12, 2013, 12:00 CEST
Publikime të ngjashme:eso1339
Përmasat:3381 x 1095 px

Rreth objektit

Emri:NGC 4710
Tipi:Local Universe : Galaxy
Constellation:Coma Berenices
Kategori:Galaxies

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Koordinatat

Position (RA):12 49 38.77
Position (Dec):15° 10' 1.65"
Field of view:2.85 x 0.92 arcminutes
Orientimi:Veriu është 70.9° majtas vertikales

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475 nmHubble Space Telescope
ACS
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814 nmHubble Space Telescope
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