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Space and Physics

Hubble Checks Out Stunning Spiral Galaxy

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Danielle Andrew

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clockJul 16 2015, 16:59 UTC
1153 Hubble Checks Out Stunning Spiral Galaxy
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Similar in shape to our own Milky Way, the far-off galaxy's spiral arms are created by clouds of dust and gas, which are the base materials for new stars.

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The image, captured by Hubble's Advanced Camera for Surveys, shows a bright swirl of stars, a classic example of a spiral galaxy.

The galaxy sits in a particularly bright patch of space within the constellation of Dorado, and next to the Large Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy of the Milky Way.

[H/T NASA via PHYS.org]

 

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