Six Spiral Galaxies Shine Bright in New Photos

Six Spiral Galaxies Shine Bright in New Photos
Six spiral galaxies are seen in a clear new light in pictures from ESO’s Very Large Telescope at the Paranal Observatory in Chile. The pictures were taken in infrared light, using the powerful new HAWK-I camera, to help astronomers understand how the spiral patterns in galaxies form and evolve. (Image credit: ESO/P. Grosbøl)

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The galaxy NGC

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