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The Whirlpool Galaxy is a spiral galaxy with spectacular arms of stars and dust. - Chandra Captures Galaxy Sparkling in X-rays

Chandra Captures Galaxy Sparkling in X-rays

Beautiful whirlpool galaxy , Chandra Captures Galaxy Sparkling in X-rays

Large spiral galaxy NGC 1232 is located 20º south of the celestial equator, in the constellation Eridanus (The River). The distance is about 100 million light-years and the edge of the field shown corresponds to about 200,000 light-years, or about twice the size of the Milky Way galaxy. The colours of the different regions are well visible: the central areas contain older stars of reddish colour, while the spiral arms are populated by young, blue stars and many star-forming regions.

This spectacular image of the large spiral galaxy NGC 1232 is based on three exposures in ultra-violet, blue and red light, respectively. The colours of the different regions are well visible : the central areas contain older stars of reddish.

HST image of the Spindle Galaxy, lenticular galaxy NGC 5866 (also thought to be M102)

HST image of the Spindle Galaxy, lenticular galaxy NGC 5866 (also thought to be

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Photo: Source :  +European Space Agency, ESA   The Andromeda Galaxy . also known as Messier 31 , M 31 , or NGC 224 , is spiral galaxy approximately , 780 kiloparsecs  , 2.5 , million light years , from Earth .

The Andromeda Galaxy . also known as Messier 31 , M 31 , or NGC 224 , is spiral galaxy approximately million light years from Earth Photo: Source : +European Space Agency, ESA

Stars in front of a giant dust cloud. A lot of small galaxies are floating behind the scene.

Blue stars in front af a giant dust cloud. A lot of small galaxies are floating behind the scene.

Whirpool galaxy

Whirlpool galaxy, also with its companion dwarf galaxy NGC These two are interacting galaxies in the constellation Canes Venatici.

Galaxy-center-protoplanet, September 12, 2012. Spectacular cloud of a doomed planet found plunging toward Milky Way's supermassive black hole.

Psalm The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Galaxy-center-protoplanet, September Spectacular cloud of a doomed planet found plunging toward Milky Way's supermassive black hole.

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