Discovered on Mar 9, 1788, NGC 4100 is a spiral galaxy in the third largest constellation called Ursa Major.
Also known as LEDA 38370, UGC 7095, and SDSS J120608.45+493457.7, the galaxy is located some 67 million light-years away that boasts a neat spiral structure and swirling arms speckled with the bright blue hue of newly formed stars.
Recently, NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has captured a new image of this sparkling spiral galaxy that looks almost stretched across the sky.
Astronomers said, “Like so many of the stunning images of galaxies we enjoy today, this image was captured by Hubble’s Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS). This remarkable instrument was installed in 2002, and, with some servicing by intrepid astronauts, is still going strong.”