Publisher's Note: Fox News has reported on an article published by Space.com Staff, April 14, 2012, stating that the Hubble space telescope has spotted a UFO! http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2012/04/14/ufo-galaxy-spotted-by-hubble-telescope/. Dirk
Hubble space telescope spies a UFO
NGC 2683 is a spiral galaxy seen almost edge-on, giving it the shape of a classic science fiction spaceship. (ESA/Hubble & NASA)
The Hubble Space Telescope has found a UFO, but this one is filled with stars instead of little green men.
The iconic space telescope snapped an amazing new photo of the "UFO Galaxy" — a galaxy 35 million light-years from Earth that is officially known as NGC 2683.
"NGC 2683 is a spiral galaxy seen almost edge-on, giving it the shape of a classic science fiction spaceship," NASA officials wrote in a recent image description.
The galaxy was originally discovered on Feb. 5, 1788 by famed astronomer William Herschel. It is located in the Lynx constellation in the northern sky. But it was astronomers with the Astronaut Memorial Planetarium and Observatory in Cocoa, Fla., that dubbed NGC 2683 a cosmic UFO.
Astronomers suspect that NGC 2683 is a barred spiral galaxy, but the edge-on view from Hubble and other telescopes makes it difficult to see the object's structure directly. The off-kilter vantage point, however, does offer scientists a unique galactic perspective.