Hubble Observes NGC 1073
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has taken a picture of the barred spiral galaxy NGC 1073, which is found in the constellation of Cetus (The Sea Monster). Our own galaxy, the Milky Way, is a similar barred spiral, and the study of galaxies such as NGC 1073 helps astronomers learn more about our celestial home. The Hubble Space Telescope is a project of international cooperation between ESA and NASA.
Image credit: NASA, ESA
More on this image from ESA: http://www.spacetelescope.org/news/heic1202/