Recently, NASA released an image showcasing the jellyfish galaxy JO206 which was captured by the Hubble telescope.
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- About Jellyfish Galaxy (JO206):
- 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