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Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Astronomy Tuesday




We humans refer to this edge-on spiral galaxy, NGC 3628, as the Hamburger Galaxy.  Since I'd much rather have dessert than a hamburger, I prefer to see a giant, ethereally light meringue with chocolate filling.

The tidal tail of gas stretching off to the right is more than 300,000 light years long -- that's an awful lot of meringue.

Image Credit and Copyright: Stefano Cancelli (1963-2020), Paul Mortfield

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