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Space Image of the Day Gallery (February 2016)

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Cuillandre (CFHT) & Giovanni Anselmi (Coelum) - Minimum credit line: "Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope/Coelum

Monday, Feb. 29, 2016: The Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope catches nearby spiral galaxy Messier 98, existing 44.4 million light years from Earth in the constellation of Coma Berenices. A satellite dwarf galaxy lies near the edge of Messier 98. Two more distant galaxies appear face-on to us, along with a large and even more remote cluster of galaxies, seen as the foggy area of tiny dots. Image released February 2016.

— Tom Chao

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Tom Chao
Tom Chao has contributed to SPACE.com 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+.