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Friday, August 12, 2011

NGC 4921

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     NGC 4921 is a barred galaxy located in the constellation Coma Berenices and it's situated about 320 million light years from Earth. This galaxy is called "anemic" because it produces stars at a very low rate. As a consequence you can see the new stars around the black dust ring around the center of the galaxy (all the shiny blue dots).

Annotated version

     This photo was taken by Hubble telescope in near-infrared and yellow light, that's why the galaxy appears to be white.


17 comments:

  1. pictures like this are amizing :O
    nice one +1

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  2. My car gets 40 miles to the gallon.. it will take me 80 million gallons of gas to get there

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  3. Amazing picture, it is so round and perfect.

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  4. It's bizarre to think of what's out there in the universe. I would love more posts like this!

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  5. Awesome, love the hubble pics!

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  6. I wonder if it has changed much over 320 million years?

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  7. Too bad i will never visit that galaxy because i was born too early :/ Loving your blog, followed!

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  8. That looks amazing! there are so many galaxies out there, its weird to think there is a chance of being other life!

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  9. I love space shots, really amazing.

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