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Hubble Catches a Bounty of Stars and Cosmic Dust

28 Jun 2019, 11:48 UTC
Hubble Catches a Bounty of Stars and Cosmic Dust ESA/Hubble & NASA, V. Rubin et al.

This Hubble Space Telescope image shows the spiral galaxy Messier 98, which is located about 45 million light-years away in the constellation of Coma Berenices (Berenice's Hair). The galaxy was discovered in 1781 by the French astronomer Pierre Méchain, a colleague of Charles Messier, and is one of the faintest objects in Messier’s astronomical catalog.

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