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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Posts Tagged ‘NGC 3621’

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Astronomy Picture of the Day

  NGC 3621: Far Beyond the Local Group   Credit & Copyright: Robert Gendler Explanation: Far beyond the local group of galaxies lies NGC 3621, some 22 million light-years away. Found in the multi-headed southern constellation Hydra, the winding spiral arms of this gorgeous island universe are loaded with luminous young star clusters and dark dust lanes. Still, for earthbound astronomers NGC 3621 is not just another pretty face-on spiral galaxy. Some of ... Full Story

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