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The Spiral Galaxy M100 October 8, 2008

Posted by jtintle in Deep Space, Space Fotos.
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See Explanation.  Clicking on the picture will download   the highest resolution version available.

Credit:

NASA, Hubble Space Telescope

Explanation:

The M100 galaxy is a large spiral galaxy similar to our own Milky Way, containing over 100 billion stars. It is over 150 million light years away, so the light we see left when dinosaurs roamed the Earth. The picture was taken in 1993 with the Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2 on board the Hubble Space Telescope.

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