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Cepheid Variable Star in Galaxy M100

Cepheid Variable Star in Galaxy M100

Depicts: Cepheid Variable Star
Copyright: Dr. Wendy L. Freedman, Observatories of the Carnegie Institution of Washington, and NASA

This Hubble Space Telescope image of a region in the galaxy M100 shows a class of pulsating star called a Cepheid Variable. Though rare, these stars are reliable distance indicators to galaxies.
Last Update: 1 September 2019
31-Jan-2023 13:29 UT

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