The object is a galaxy called Markarian 273. It is known to resemble a toothbrush. It consists of a centralized region, which is very intricate, and the handle or tail like structure that travels to the bottom right. The tail is an amazing 130,000 light years long and is proof of the merging of the two galaxies. You'd need some large hands to grip this tooth brush! The central star burst region spins off sixty new stars each year!
We've all gazed at the stars, and wondered if there was life out there...so next time you gaze towards the heavens, see if you can find the toothbrush! If you have any other tooth brush questions, please CONTACT US.