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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Astronomy Tuesday

NGC 4414 is what's known as a flocculent spiral galaxy -- an unattractive adjective for such a lovely object. It means that the spiral arms aren't well-defined; galaxies with clear spiral arms are called grand design galaxies.

Image Credit: NASA, ESA, W. Freedman (U. Chicago) et al., and the Hubble Heritage Team (AURA/STScI), SDSS; Processing: Judy Schmidt

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