Source: ESO Photo Release eso1129
Picture of the nearby galaxy NGC 3521.
Image credits: ESO/O. Maliy.
This new picture from ESO’s Very Large Telescope shows NGC 3521, a spiral galaxy located about 35 million light years away in the constellation of Leo (The Lion). Spanning about 50 000 light-years, this spectacular object has a bright and compact nucleus, surrounded by richly detailed spiral structure.(Read more)