The Hubble Space telescope once again came up with interesting insights into the universe as it now captured a spiral galaxy located 68 million light-years away from Earth.
As per NASA, the spiral galaxy known as NGC 1385, is located in the constellation named Fornax, which means “furnace” in Latin. Resulted images were captured by Hubble’s Wide Field Camera 3, which is called the workhouse camera of the telescope because of its reliability. NASA published a “jewel-bright” photo of the spiral galaxy which is millions of light-years from Earth.
Hubble scientists wrote, “This constellation was named as Fornax by an astronomer from France, Nicolas-Louis de Lacaille, born in 1713.” Lacaille in his lifetime named 14 of 88 constellations that are still under-recognition. This constellation was named by him in 1751 and named after a chemist’s furnace to give honor for the work by them in the chemist field.
Later for some time, Hubble went through a computer error because of which scientific instruments automatically switched into safe mode and thus did not collect any data at that time. After some time problems were found in a hardware part that controlled science instruments called the Science Instrument Command and Data Handling Unit, and its power system, the Power Control Unit (PCU). Hubble had some backup hardware due to which it started working and captured such astonishing images.
Also, NASA has started its planning for the James Webb Space Telescope launch soon, which will act as the successor to 30-year-old Hubble.