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From Astronomy Now: "Giant radio jets from the wrong kind of galaxy"

Astronomy Now

25 January 2016
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LO95 0313-192 is the large, edge-on spiral galaxy left of centre in this image. It lies about one billion light-years away in the constellation of Eridanus. 323 more words

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