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  Barred Spiral Galaxy Swirls in the Night Sky

Barred Spiral Galaxy Swirls in the Night Sky
Image credit: ESO

Uploader comment: This image shows the swirling shape of galaxy NGC 2217, in the constellation of Canis Major (The Great Dog). In the central region of the galaxy is a distinctive bar of stars within an oval ring.

   

 
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