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Courtney E. Smith
Courtney E. Smith • 2 years ago

Hubble captured this Centaurus A galaxy, with dust and debris spewing all over it. NASA describe it as a young, active galaxy with evidence of past collision and merger with another galaxy. I say, in the tradition of Sagan, full of starstuff.

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