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Hubble Portrays a Dusty Spiral Galaxy Space Wallpaper

Hubble Portrays a Dusty Spiral Galaxy
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has provided us with another outstanding image of a nearby galaxy. (Image credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA)

The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has provided us with another outstanding image of a nearby galaxy in this space wallpaper. This week, we highlight the galaxy NGC 4183, seen here with a beautiful backdrop of distant galaxies and nearby stars. Located about 55 million light-years from the Sun and spanning about 80 000 light-years, NGC 4183 is a little smaller than the Milky Way. This galaxy, which belongs to the Ursa Major Group, lies in the northern constellation of Canes Venatici (The Hunting Dogs).

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