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Galaxy with a Molecular Outflow....An artist’s impression. #space #astronomy Herschel has discovered that such outflows can travel at 1000 km/s, which could deplete the galaxy of the gas needed for further star formation within one million to 100 million years. Image Credit: ESA/AOES Medialab.
This elegant island universe is cataloged as NGC 2683. It lies a mere 16 million light-years distant toward the northern constellation Lynx. A spiral galaxy comparable to our own Milky Way, NGC 2683 is seen nearly edge-on in the cosmic vista. Blended light from a large population of old, yellowish stars forms the remarkably bright galactic core.
Owachomo Bridge at Night, Utah Photograph by Jim Richardson
Hubble's Messier 9 Globular Cluster Photo Shows Thousands Of Colorful Stars