Friday, November 11, 2011

APOD 2.1

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This image is of the NGC 3628 Galaxy is of its side. This galaxy is 35 million light years away. Affectionately referred to as the Hamburger Galaxy, it can be seen in the Leo constellation. The flairs that can be seen at any of the wider points of the galaxy were likely caused by gravitational interaction with other galaxies. The outside portion of this system consists almost entirely of young blue stars, as can be seen by the color of the outermost star cloud. This image was taken using deep space image technologies.

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