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Thursday, January 29, 2015

Posts Tagged ‘Hanny’s Voorwerp’

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Visit the NASA/JPL website to view more Astronomy Pictures of the Day   Hanny's Voorwerp Credit: NASA, ESA, W. Keel (Univ. Alabama), et al., Galaxy Zoo Team Explanation: Hanny's Voorwerp, Dutch for "Hanny's Object", is enormous, about the size of our own Milky Way Galaxy. Glowing strongly in the greenish light produced by ionized oxygen atoms, the mysterious voorwerp is below spiral galaxy IC 2497 in this view from the Hubble Space Telescope. Both lie at a distance of ... Full Story

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