The Cartwheel Galaxy with two rings is located 500 million light-years away from Earth. It is a spiral galaxy that merged with a smaller neighboring galaxy many millions of years ago. For this reason, its two-ring shape was formed.
located in star explosion ESO’s New Technology Telescope (NTT) was used to capture the images. This telescope is present in Chile. Astronomers got the snapshot in December 2021, after which they came to know about the supernova in the lower-left region of the Milky Way.
The explosion of a star can be observed for many months and even years. The Cartwheel Galaxy’s supernova looks brand new. When ESO compared the pictures of this galaxy taken in the year 2014, then they did not see any supernova.
Scientists have also used NASA’s Asteroid Terrestrial Impact Alert System in Hawaii to capture the cartwheel supernova. Using these devices and data, scientists confirmed that the recent explosion was a Type II supernova.
Talking about some unique discoveries, earlier this year scientists have also discovered a planet that looks like a potato. Researchers have discovered a planet named WASP-103b, which is about 1,500 light-years away from Earth. Scientists say that its shape is like a potato or a rugby ball. But why is this planet strangely shaped? Astronomers say that WASP-103b is located around an F-type star. This star is bigger than our Sun. This planet is also big. It is also one and a half times that of Jupiter. The planet is shaped like a potato because of its proximity to its star.