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  Hubble Spies a Spiral Galaxy Edge-on

Hubble Spies a Spiral Galaxy Edge-on
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Uploader comment: The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has spotted the "UFO Galaxy." NGC 2683 is a spiral galaxy seen almost edge-on, giving it the shape of a classic science fiction spaceship. This is why the astronomers at the Astronaut Memorial Planetarium and Observatory, Cocoa, Fla., gave it this attention-grabbing nickname.


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