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M100: A Grand Design Spiral Galaxy

Majestic on a truly cosmic scale, M100 is appropriately known as a grand design spiral galaxy. It is a large galaxy of over 100 billion stars with well-defined spiral arms that is similar to our own Milky Way Galaxy. 115 more words

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Amazing Galaxy of the Week

This week’s amazing galaxy is from the Asteroid Zoo project. A beautiful face-on spiral! Galaxies are quite rare in the images from this project, which is asking volunteers to hunt for unknown near-Earth asteroids. 11 more words

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Amazing Galaxy of the Week

This week’s amazing galaxy comes courtesy of the Milky Way Project, in which our volunteers are mapping out star-forming regions in our own galaxy. This great shot was captured by the Spitzer Space Telescope, from which the… 7 more words

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Fried Egg Galaxy  NGC 7742

The galaxy is unusual in that it contains a ring but no bar. Typically, bars are needed to produce a ring structure. 119 more words


M101 the Pinwheel Galaxy

As last night was lovely and clear I could not resist going out to the Obsy.  It’s just coming into galaxy season now so M101 was the main target of the evening.   119 more words

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