Hubble Telescope Spots  Mysterious Shells

Galaxy Surrounded by

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. 

Measuring roughly

 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

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