All galaxies are good galaxies, just like all dogs. But something about a spiral galaxy simply makes my heart happy. Perhaps it is the chaotic feeling of symmetry.
Perhaps it's because our own Milky Way is spiral-shaped. I'm feeling really moved by a brand-new Hubble Space Telescope photograph of the spiral galaxy NGC 1961.
180 million light-years away in the constellation Camelopardalis, often known as the Giraffe, lies a beautiful spiral galaxy.
On Wednesday, NASA released the Hubble photograph. The astronomy agency used lyrical language when it remarked,
"Glittering, blue patches of dazzling new stars dot the dusty spiral arms looping around the galaxy's luminous centre."
Spiral galaxies come in several varieties. NGC 1961 is categorised by NASA as an intermediate spiral galaxy.