"'So you must desire with your heart and more Beyond the enticement of words and knowledge of the stars. You must want with all your being, you must be sure of your substance, which first you have to find far within you, to mine your soul's gold to start on the Way. ~ Farid ud-Din Attar <3<3
NGC 660 is featured in this cosmic snapshot, a composite of broad and narrow band filter image data from the Gemini North telescope on Mauna Kea. Over 20 million light-years away and swimming within the boundaries of the constellation Pisces, NGC 660's peculiar appearance marks it as a polar ring galaxy. A rare type, polar ring galaxies have a substantial population of stars, gas, and dust orbiting in rings nearly perpendicular to the plane of the galactic disk.
Localizado a cerca de 130 milhões de anos-luz de distância, NGC 4650A é um dos apenas 100 conhecidas galáxias-anel polar. Located about 130 million light-years away, NGC 4650A is one of only 100 known polar-ring galaxies.