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Thursday, January 29, 2015

Posts Tagged ‘Southern Pinwheel’

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Big, bright, and beautiful, spiral galaxy M83 lies a mere twelve million light-years away, near the southeastern tip of the very long constellation Hydra. This cosmic close-up, a mosaic based on data from the Hubble Legacy Archive, traces dark dust and young, blue star clusters along prominent spiral arms that lend M83 its nickname, The Southern PinwheelIn the Arms of M83  Credit: Hubble Legacy Archive, ESA, NASA; Processing and additional imaging - Robert Gendler Explanation: Big, ... Full Story

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