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The emission nebula known as IC 417. Informally known as the Spider Nebula, IC 417 lies around 10,000 light-years from us in the constellation Auriga. It is in the outer part of our Milky Way Galaxy. This infrared image shows that it's energized by hot, massive blue stars. A cluster of young stars called ‘Stock 8’ can be seen at center; the light from this cluster carves out a bowl in the nearby dust clouds, seen here as green fluff. Credit: NASA / JPL-Caltech / 2MASS
A handout photo from the #NASA/ESA #Hubble #Space #Telescope released on April 13, 2015 by the #European Southern #Observatory shows the rich #galaxy cluster Abell 3827. The strange blue structures surrounding the central galaxies are gravitationally lensed views of a much more distant galaxy behind the cluster. AFP PHOTO / HO / EUROPEAN SOUTHERN OBSERVATORY
This galaxy is so large, so fully-formed, astronomers say it shouldn't exist at all. It's called a "grand-design" spiral galaxy, and unlike most galaxies of its kind, this one is old. Like, really, really old. According to a new study conducted by researchers using NASA's Hubble Telescope, it dates back roughly 10.7-billion years — and that makes it the most ancient spiral galaxy we've ever discovered.