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Spiral Galaxy NGC 3310

Spiral Galaxy NGC 3310

Depicts: NGC 3310, IRAS 10356+5345
Copyright: Rogier Windhorst (Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ), the Hubble mid-UV team and NASA

The central region of the "star-burst" spiral galaxy NGC 3310 shows young and old stars evenly distributed. If this were the case with most galaxies, astronomers would be able to recognize faraway galaxies fairly easily. In most galaxies, however, the stars are segregated by age, making classifying the distant ones more difficult.
Last Update: 1 September 2019
14-Jun-2024 09:59 UT

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