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Spiral galaxy NGC 1637 space wallpaper by ESO’s Very Large Telescope

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This amazing space wallpaper from ESO’s Very Large Telescope at the Paranal Observatory in Chile shows NGC 1637, a spiral galaxy located about 35 million light-years away in the constellation of Eridanus (The River). In 1999 scientists discovered a Type II supernova in this galaxy and followed its slow fading over the following years. This image was released March 20, 2013.

Credit: ESO


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