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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Stunning Hubble image of the magnificent Starburst Galaxy M82

Stunning Hubble image of the magnificent Starburst Galaxy M82
Click on the image for full resolution (9.2 MB)

This stunning image of the magnificent starburst galaxy, Messier 82 (M82) is the sharpest wide-angle view ever obtained of M82. It is a galaxy remarkable for its webs of shredded clouds and flame-like plumes of glowing hydrogen blasting out from its central regions where young stars are being born 10 times faster than they are inside in our Milky Way Galaxy.
The full resolution image weighs 9.2 MB, so please be patient when downloading!
Credit: NASA, ESA and the Hubble Heritage Team STScI/AURA). Acknowledgment: J. Gallagher (University of Wisconsin), M. Mountain (STScI) and P. Puxley (NSF)

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