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Pinwheel Galaxy close-up 2

Pinwheel Galaxy close-up 2

Date: 27 February 2006
Satellite: Hubble
Depicts: Messier 101, M 101, Pinwheel Galaxy
Copyright: ESA/NASA

Dust lanes in the Pinwheel galaxy. The dust particles scatter blue light the most and therefore colour the light from background stars red. The same effect is seen in sunsets on the Earth.
Last Update: 1 September 2019
22-Jul-2024 14:45 UT

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