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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Ringed Barred Spiral Galaxy NGC 1398

Ringed Barred Spiral Galaxy NGC 1398
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This image of the NGC 1398 galaxy was taken with the Dark Energy Camera. This galaxy lives in the Fornax cluster, roughly 65 million light years from Earth. It is 135,000 light years in diameter, just slightly larger than our own Milky Way Galaxy, and contains more than a hundred million stars.
Image Credit: Dark Energy Survey
Image enhancement: Jean-Baptiste Faure

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