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A Barred Spiral Galaxy in a Sea of Galaxies!

Barred Spiral Galaxy - NGC 3259

Barred Spiral Galaxy - NGC 3259

How many galaxies can you count in this picture?  This image of a barred spiral galaxy (NGC 3259) was released this week by the ESA/Hubble Team. What strikes me about this image is the sheer number of galaxies that appear to be surrounding this beautiful barred spiral galaxy.  It’s almost as if the barred spiral galaxy is adrift in a sea of galaxies.

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The Barred Spiral Galaxy NGC 1672

NGC 1672

NGC 1672 is a barred spiral galaxy.  It can be found in the constellation Dorado – The Swordfish.  An interesting feature in NGC 1672 is a large bright bar that bisects it.  Read the rest of this entry >>


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