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Sunday, September 21, 2014

Posts Tagged ‘Type Ia supernova’

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Astronomy Picture of the Day

NGC 5584: Expanding the Universe Credit: NASA, ESA, A. Riess (STScI/JHU), L. Macri (Texas A & M Univ.) et al., Hubble Heritage (STScI/AURA) Explanation: Big, beautiful NGC 5548 is more that 50,000 light-years across and lies 72 million light-years away toward the constellation Virgo. 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 5548 is not just another pretty ... Full Story

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