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Hubble Views a Not-So-Lonely Galaxy

1 Nov 2019, 14:00 UTC
Hubble Views a Not-So-Lonely Galaxy ESA/Hubble & NASA, A. Bellini et al.

Galaxies may seem lonely, floating alone in the vast, inky blackness of the sparsely populated cosmos — but looks can be deceiving. This image of NGC 1706, taken by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, is a good example of this. NGC 1706 is a spiral galaxy, about 230 million light-years away, in the constellation of Dorado (the Swordfish).

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