This image was first released in July 2019. There is a black hole in the core of the galaxy, but it is not very well or rather malnourished and is surrounded by a thin compact disc of stars, gas and dust. However, the gravity of this black hole is so strong that whatever comes close to it gets swept away in the disk.
According to NASA’s Hubble team, this ‘monster’ black hole weighs about 250 million times the mass of our Sun.
Significantly, the Hubble Telescope works continuously to monitor the events happening in space. Its team then releases photos on social media when it receives an image of interest to astronomers.
Recently it shared the image of a spiral galaxy named Caldwell 5. This galaxy is located about 11 million light-years away from us. At its center is an active star nursery, which may produce thousands of stars over a few million years. The Caldwell 5 Galaxy is pretty bright though. But it is covered by cosmic gas, dark dust and bright stars. According to scientists, it would be one of the brightest galaxy in our sky, if it was not covered by so many clouds. It is claimed that the existence of this galaxy is billions of years old.
British astronomer William Frederick Denning discovered this galaxy in the early 1890s. It is located in the constellation Camelopardalis, best viewed during early winter.