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June 8, 2014 AT 11:46 am

Grand Swirls from NASA’s Hubble

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Grand Swirls from NASA’s Hubble.

This new Hubble image shows NGC 1566, a beautiful galaxy located approximately 40 million light-years away in the constellation of Dorado (The Dolphinfish). NGC 1566 is an intermediate spiral galaxy, meaning that while it does not have a well-defined bar-shaped region of stars at its center — like barred spirals — it is not quite an unbarred spiral either.


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