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Hubble Traps a Lynx Barred Spiral

14 Jul 2017, 14:01 UTC
Hubble Traps a Lynx Barred Spiral ESA/Hubble & NASA

Discovered by British astronomer William Herschel over 200 years ago, NGC 2500 lies about 30 million light-years away in the northern constellation of Lynx. As this NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image shows, NGC 2500 is a particular kind of spiral galaxy known as a barred spiral, its wispy arms swirling out from a bright, elongated core.

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