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Step Up to the Barred Spiral Galaxy

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The Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope in Hawaii sees the barred spiral galaxy NGC 2903 almost face-on in this photograph. The central bulge glows yellow with older stars, while the spiral arms contain younger stars as determined by their blue color, and star formation regions of red.
http://www.space.com/34-image-day.html

Written by physicsgg

August 30, 2011 at 5:30 pm

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