This shot was captured by a Hubble camera Wide Field Camera 3 (WFC3). Here is a spiral galaxy NGC 1448 that is 50 million light years away from our planet. Located in a little-known constellation Clock (Pendulum Clock). We are accustomed to believing that spiral galaxies are distinguished by massiveness and coarse circular celestial objects, so an inspection of this brilliant oval does not immediately allow us to realize what is happening. What do you see?
Imagine a spiral galaxy in the form of a circular frisbee gently rotating in space. If we face it directly, we will notice a huge amount of structure details. Wonderful specimen from Hubble - this is a shot of Messier 51 or Whirlpool (galaxy). However, the NGC 1448 frisbee is located close to the edge with respect to the Earth, so it seems more oval. However, the spiral arms emerging from the dense core are still visible. Although spiral galaxies seem to be inactive, this is far from true. The stars are incessant activity and revolve around the nucleus. And the closer they are, the more the rotation speed is increased. Because of this, the creation and “functioning” of the sleeves looks like a puzzle, because wrapped around the core they should become denser with time, but this is not observed. Such a riddle is called a winding problem.