Needle Galaxy, also known as NGC 4565, UGC 7772, PGC 42038 and Caldwell 38, is a Spiral Galaxy located in The Coma Berenices Constellation. Needle Galaxy is located 38.49 Million Light Years from Earth. Needle Galaxy has a mass of around eight hundred billion Solar Masses. NGC 4565 gets its name, Needle Galaxy, due to the fact that its observable shape resembles that of a needle.
Profile of Needle Galaxy
Needle Galaxy was discovered in 1785 by German-Born British Astronomer William Herschel. It is said that NGC 4565 is an outstanding illustration of an edge-on Spiral Galaxy. Needle Galaxy is a gargantuan galaxy with more fluorescence than that of our neighboring galaxy, The Andromeda Galaxy. Within the Needle Galaxy, there appears to be a bulge or pseudobulge coming from its core. This has led to speculated that NGC 4565 is in fact a barred spiral galaxy as opposed to just a spiral galaxy. These observations have been proven now thanks to the Spitzer Space Telescope, who in fact came back to Earth this year (January 2020), who confirmed the existence of the center bulge within the Needle Galaxy.
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