- NASA shared an image of a cinnamon bun-shaped galaxy snapped by the Hubble telescope
- UGC 12588 is located 31 million light-years away in the constellation of Andromeda
- It is considered a spiral galaxy despite its peculiar shape
NASA has shared a stunning new image of a galaxy resembling a “cosmic cinnamon bun” that lies in the constellation of Andromeda in the Northern Hemisphere.
A galaxy called UGC 12588 has a peculiar yet enticing shape in a photo snapped by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope.
Astronomers revealed on the NASA website that unlike most spiral galaxies, UGC 12588 doesn’t have a line of stars across its center. Neither does it boast the classic prominent spiral arm pattern usually seen in other galaxies in this category.
UGC 12588 instead is composed of a white and mostly unstructured center, making it more reminiscent of a cinnamon bun than a megastructure composed