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Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA
Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014: NGC 986, a barred spiral galaxy, gleams in a new image taken by Hubble Space Telescope. NGC 986 lies in the constellation of Fornax…Read More »

(The Furnace), at a distance of around 56 million light-years away from Earth. The bright center and barred swirling arms shine distinctly in this image. The stars at top right appear fuzzy, as a gap in the Hubble data necessitated using supplemental data from ground-based telescopes, at a lower resolution. James Dunlop discovered the galaxy in 1828.

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