The Lonely Lost-In-Space Galaxy
on 11 June 2015
NASA has resurfaced a 2013 photo taken by the Hubble Space Telescope of the “Lost-In-Space Galaxy”—officially known as NGC 6503. The lonely planetary system earned its nickname from its location on the edge of the Local Void—an unusually empty section of outer-space that stretches over 150 million light-years across and is somehow vacant of any stars or galaxies. The image of NGC 6503 reveals bright spots of pink and violet swirling around a dusty brown nucleus.