Space Image of the Day Gallery (April 2014)

Opposite World

Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope/Coelum

Wednesday, April 30, 2014: The patterns of winding in the spiral arms of two large galaxies show they spin in opposite directions. A screen of stars belonging to our own galaxy, the Milky Way, lies in the space closer to us. A spheroidal dwarf appears near the pair, while further in the distance, many galaxies decorate the background of this image.

— Tom Chao

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Tom Chao
Tom Chao has contributed to as a producer and writer since 2000. As a writer and editor, he has worked for the Voyager Company, Time Inc. New Media, HarperCollins and Worth Publishers. He has a bachelor’s degree in Cinema Production from the University of Southern California, and a master’s degree from NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study. To find out what his latest project is, you can follow Tom on Google+.