NGC 4485 is a dwarf irregular galaxy, meaning it’s small and doesn’t have any sort of overall shape, though to my eye it does look to have a subtle spiral pattern to it. It’s pretty close to us, some 25 million light years (plus or minus a few). If you look at enough Hubble images of galaxies you can tell right away this is a nearby galaxy; you can see lots of details in it, including tons of individual stars (incidentally, the little orange dude near the bottom is a far more distant background galaxy).
8-6-2021 (August 6, 2021) is the Snakiest day of the year and it’s also this year’s CircuitPython Day! The day highlights all things CircuitPython and Python on Hardware. See you there!
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.