Meathook Galaxy (NGC 2442)

Meathook Galaxy (NGC 2442)

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Credit: DAMIAN PEACH/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Meathook Galaxy (NGC 2442). This spiral galaxy is some 55 million light years from Earth, in the constellation of Volans. It has asymmetric spiral arms, with the longer of the two being the site of intense star formation. Image obtained on 7 November 2015.

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Keywords: 2015, astronomical, astronomy, astrophysical, astrophysics, galactic, galaxy, meathook galaxy, ngc 2442, ngc 2443, no-one, nobody, optical, space, spiral galaxy, universe, visible, volans

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