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Hubble Spotlight on Irregular Galaxy IC 3583

Dec. 2, 2016 Hubble Spotlight on Irregular Galaxy IC 3583 galaxy with bright stars

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Image of the Day: Black Hole "Mine Field" Lights Up a Spectacular Galaxy- The galaxy is officially named Messier 51 (M51) or NGC 5194, but often goes by its nickname of the "Whirlpool Galaxy." Chandra

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The Black Eye Galaxy (also known as Galaxy Sleeping Beauty Spiral Galaxy M64, M64 or NGC 4826) was discovered by Edward Pigott in March 1779, and cataloged by Charles Messier in 1780. This galaxy is known by amateur astronomers because it is visible with small telescopes. It is a spiral galaxy in the constellation Coma Berenice. It is at a distance of 17 million (5.2 Megaparsecs) light years. It has a band of dark dust around its bright nucleus, giving it the name black eye galaxy, or the…

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Chandra Captures Galaxy Sparkling in X-rays

The Whirlpool Galaxy is a spiral galaxy with spectacular arms of stars and dust. - Chandra Captures Galaxy Sparkling in X-rays

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The Universe and Her, and I #255 written by Christopher... (Remington Typewriter Poetry.)

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The Andromeda Galaxy . also known as Messier 31 , M 31 , or NGC 224 , is spiral galaxy approximately , 780 kiloparsecs , 2.5 , million light years , from Earth . It is the nearest major galaxy to the Milky Way and was often referred to as the Great Andromeda Nebula in older texts . name from the area of the sky in which it appears , the constellation of Andromeda which was named after the mythological princess Andromeda Being approximately 220,000 light years across:

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Arp 273 -- name for the two interacting spiral galaxies. The larger galaxy UGC 1810 is being distorted into a Fibonacci spiral shape by the gravitational pull of the galaxy below it, UGC 1813. Get more background info: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/galaxy/spiral/2011/11/full/

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Tanzanite, one of December's birthstones, is relatively new to the colored stone galaxy. As the most common story of the tanzanite mining boom goes, in 1967 a Masai tribesman stumbled upon a cluster of highly transparent, intense blue crystals weathering out of the earth in Merelani, an area of northern Tanzania. He alerted a local fortune hunter named Manuel d’Souza, who quickly registered four mining claims.

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God's wonderful creation just takes my breath away. This is by far probably one of my favourite universes, but it has no meaningful name yet, just an identification code. What should we name it? (BTW, rainbow and spiral is taken!)

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