Hubble Telescope captures a galaxy’s ‘forbidden’ light in stunning new image

The “forbidden” light of a distant spiral galaxy shines brightly in a new image from the Hubble Space Telescope. 

Located about 275 million light-years from Earth, the galaxy, called MCG-01-24-014, has two prominent, well-defined spiral arms and an energetic glowing core known as an active galactic nucleus (AGN). The galaxy is seen face-on with its arms creating a nearly perfect circular shape.