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Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Astronomy Tuesday

This beautiful galaxy, NGC 4258, is number 106 in Messier's catalog. As it's only 21 million light years from our Milky Way, it's practically a next-door neighbor in the universe.

As always, I'm fascinated by the glimpses of far more distant galaxies in the background of this image, some of them just a blur, each of them containing far more stars than I can ever count.

Image Credit: NASA, Hubble Legacy Archive, Kitt Peak National Observatory; Amateur Data and Processing Copyright: Robert Gendler

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