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Throw Your Arms Around Me

Credit: Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope/Coelum
Friday, Aug. 29, 2014: Galaxy NGC 2403 displays its spiral arms which contain hot young stars, colored blue. Also the arms contain star-formation regions,…Read More »





identifiable by an extended red glow. Spiral arms stem from a wave-like pattern superimposing itself upon the rotation disk of stars, gas and dust that make up a disk galaxy. After freeing themselves from a star-forming region, new stars mingle with the older stars in the disk.

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