Double Radio Spiral in Eridanus (2014)

The sideways spiral in the bottom half of the frame is the double radio source. Known as LO95 0313-192, this otherwise unassuming galaxy is a pattern breaker and astronomers wanted to make sure it was a spiral, so Hubble had to look at it. Unless my eyes are playing tricks on me, it’s also got a very subtle, box-shaped X nucleus. The more I look for those, the more I find. I mean, they are more common than I thought. The spiral in the top half is showing us its pretty angle, but there is apparently nothing interesting discovered about it.

Red: HST_9376_01_ACS_WFC_F775W_sci
Green: Pseudo
Blue: HST_9376_01_ACS_WFC_F555W_sci

North is NOT up. It is 26.3° counter-clockwise from up.

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Hubble data is public domain, but I put a lot of work into combining it into beautiful color images. The minimal credit line should read: NASA / ESA / J. Schmidt

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