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Friday, June 26, 2020

Hubble Captures Galaxy on Edge

Hubble Captures Galaxy on Edge


We don’t see the beautiful spiral arms of galaxy NGC 5907 in this Hubble image because we are viewing it edge-on, like looking at the rim of a plate. It is for this reason that NGC 5907 is also known as the Knife Edge galaxy.

from NASA
via NASA June 26, 2020

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