Friday, February 6, 2009

jellyfish galaxy

From ScienceDaily: Exceptionally Deep View Of Strange Galaxy

Really pretty pictures of an uncommon type of spiral galaxy in the Coma Cluster, which is about 321 million light years away and contains mostly elliptical galaxies. Around and even through it, "thousands of much more remote galaxies of all shapes, sizes and colours are visible. Many have the spotty and ragged appearance of galaxies at a time before the familiar division into spirals and ellipticals had become established."

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