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Anne’s Image of the Day: Dwarf Spiral Galaxy NGC 6503

1 May 2014, 14:44 UTC
Anne’s Image of the Day: Dwarf Spiral Galaxy NGC 6503
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May 1, 2014 NGC 6503, a dwarf spiral galaxy in Draco Image Credit & Copyright: Robert Gendler, the Subaru Telescope (NAOJ) and the Hubble Legacy Archive NGC 6503 (also known as UGC 11012) is a dwarf spiral galaxy of about 30,000 light-years across (just about a third of the size of our Milky Way galaxy), [continue reading]

May 1, 2014
NGC 6503, a dwarf spiral galaxy in Draco

Image Credit & Copyright: Robert Gendler, the Subaru Telescope (NAOJ) and the Hubble Legacy Archive
NGC 6503 (also known as UGC 11012) is a dwarf spiral galaxy of about 30,000 light-years across (just about a third of the size of our Milky Way galaxy), located some 17 million light-years away from Earth in the constellation of Draco (the Dragon). It’s receding from us at approximately 25 kilometers per second.
Structurally similar to the Milky Way, NGC 6503 shows a yellowish center of older stars, bright blue star clusters of massive young, stars, and many obscuring dark dust lanes, while pink-colored puffs are clearly marking star-forming regions where stars have recently formed in the galaxy’s swirling spiral arms. The fresh starbirth infuses this galaxy with a vital pink glow in this image.
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