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  Andromeda's Colorful Rings

Andromeda's Colorful Rings
Image credit: ESA/NASA/JPL-Caltech/NHSC

Uploader comment: The ring-like swirls of dust filling the Andromeda galaxy stand out colorfully in this new image from the Herschel Space Observatory, a European Space Agency mission with important NASA participation. The glow seen here comes from the longer-wavelength, or far, end of the infrared spectrum, giving astronomers the chance to identify the very coldest dust in our galactic neighbor.

   

 
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