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Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Astronomy Tuesday

I always love to see celestial objects that even vaguely resemble their nicknames and NGC 4651, also known as the Umbrella Galaxy, qualifies. The “umbrella” was cannibalized from a smaller galaxy that got too close; eventually the stars will get sucked into the main galaxy.

Image Credit and Copyright: CFHT, Coelum, MegaCam, J.-C. Cuillandre (CFHT) and G. A. Anselmi (Coelum)

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