Aug 11

A Spiral in Leo

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)

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