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Hubble’s Close-Up of Spiral’s Disk, Bulge

20 Dec 2019, 12:30 UTC
Hubble’s Close-Up of Spiral’s Disk, Bulge ESA/Hubble & NASA, P. Erwin et al.

This image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows IC 2051, a galaxy in the southern constellation of Mensa (the Table Mountain) lying about 85 million light-years away. It is a spiral galaxy, as evidenced by its characteristic whirling, pinwheeling arms, and it has a bar of stars slicing through its center.

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