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Hubble Sights Galaxy’s Celestial Sequins

3 Jan 2020, 12:30 UTC
Hubble Sights Galaxy’s Celestial Sequins ESA/Hubble & NASA, I. Karachentsev et al.

This smattering of celestial sequins is a spiral galaxy named NGC 4455, located in the northern constellation of Coma Berenices (Berenice’s Hair). This might sound like an odd name for a constellation — and in fact it is somewhat unusual. It’s the only modern constellation to be named in honor of a real person from history: Queen Berenice II of Egypt.

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