Spiral, lenticular and massive

Credits: ESA/Hubble & NASA

This NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image showcases the remarkable galaxy UGC 12591. Classified as an S0/Sa galaxy, UGC 12591 sits somewhere between a lenticular and a spiral. It lies just under 400 million light-years away from us in the westernmost region of the Pisces–Perseus Supercluster, a long chain of galaxy clusters that stretches out for 250 million light-years — one of the largest known structures in the cosmos.
The galaxy itself is also extraordinary: it is incredibly massive. … (ESA/Hubble)

Credits: ESA/Hubble & NASA

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