NGC 2859 is a lenticular galaxy that is found
in the constellation Leo Minor. A galaxy is a huge mass of dust,
dark matter, stars, and other objects. Lenticular galaxies are
not as common as either spiral galaxies or elliptical galaxies,
and are in fact, a midpoint between spiral and elliptical
galaxies, sharing characteristics of both types. NGC 2859 is
also considered a barred galaxy, as it has a distinct bar shape.
Therefore, the technical term for its type of galaxy is SB0. NGC
2859 is approximately 85 million light-years from Earth.