Hubble Space Telescope spots a galaxy with a strange shape

Bright red “blossoms” of star formation stand out in a new image of an unconventional galaxy.

A new photo from the Hubble Space Telescope captures a dwarf irregular galaxy called NGC 1156. Located 25 million light-years from Earth in the constellation Aries, NGC 1156 boasts a unique structure unlike most other galaxies – a “marvel of galactic morphology,” according to a statement from the European Space Agency (ESA), which is a partner on the mission.