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The image of the galaxy NGC 5643 is captured by the Hubble telescope.


The image of the galaxy NGC 5643 is captured by the Hubble telescope.


NGC 5643 was first seen on May 10, 1826, the NGC 5643 Galaxy was reported by James Dunlap with his 9-inch reflector telescope, and described it as extremely faint. A few days ago an image of NGC 5643 was captured by NASA / ESA Hubble Space Telescope, in the image above we can see that in this magnificent image is the spiral galaxy NGC 5643 in the constellation of Lupus (Wolf).

Researchers said that it is not easy to see NGC 5643 as good; Researchers therefore needed to produce images of such a high degree of detail and beauty, with Hubble’s high resolution and clarity, 30 different exposures for a total of nine hours of observation time.

NGC 5643 is about 60 million light years away from Earth, researchers say, and a supernova event (not visible in this latest image) has recently occurred on NGC 5643, which has been its host. Researchers say that NGC 5643 had a specific type of supernova (2017cbv), which steals so much mass from a white dwarf star, that it will become unstable, or explode, after a while.  Whenever a supernova explosion occurs, a large amount of energy is released, and it illuminates that part of the galaxy.