The Hubble Space Telescope
has captured a stunning new view of a gigantic galaxy that is more than twice the size of the Milky Way.
The elliptical galaxy,
known as NGC 474, is located approximately 100 million light-years from Earth.
The Hubble telescope
captured an up-close view of the central region of the galaxy, revealing its enormous size.
250,000 light-years across, NGC 474 is 2.5 times larger than our own galaxy, the Milky Way.
The size of NGC 474
is not its only unique feature, according to a statement from NASA(opens in new tab), which released the new image May 18.
The recent Hubble observations
show that NGC 474 has a series of complex layered shells that surround its spherical core. Although the source of these shells is unknown