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Hubble Images a Galaxy with Threads of Blue

8 Jun 2018, 13:56 UTC
Hubble Images a Galaxy with Threads of Blue ESA/Hubble & NASA

A ripple of bright blue gas threads through this galaxy like a misshapen lake system. The foreground of this image is littered with nearby stars with their gleaming diffraction spikes. A keen eye can also spot a few other galaxies that, while masquerading as stars at first glance, reveal their true nature on closer inspection.

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