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Jellyfish galaxy (JO206)


Recently, NASA released an image showcasing the jellyfish galaxy JO206 which was captured by the Hubble telescope.


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Dimensions of the Article:

  1. About Jellyfish Galaxy (JO206):
  2. Key facts about the Aquarius constellation:

About Jellyfish Galaxy (JO206):

  • Jellyfish Galaxy (JO206) is located approximately 700 million light-years away from Earth.
  • It is situated in the constellation Aquarius.
  • The name “Jellyfish” is given to galaxies that resemble their marine counterparts, and this resemblance is evident in the image of JO206.
  • In the image, the bright star formation in the form of “tentacles” can be seen trailing from the main disc of the galaxy.

Key facts about the Aquarius constellation:

  • Aquarius is one of the 12 zodiac constellations.
  • Its name, derived from Latin, means “the water-bearer” or “cup-bearer.”
  • The region of the sky where Aquarius lies is often referred to as the Sea, as it contains several other constellations associated with water.
  • Aquarius is the 10th largest constellation, covering an area of 980 square degrees.
  • It is one of the 15 equatorial constellations.
  • Located in the southern hemisphere’s fourth quadrant (SQ4), Aquarius can be observed at latitudes ranging from +65° to -90°.

Source: Indian Express

December 2023