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Bode's Galaxy M 81

Although the spiral galaxy M 81 is remarkably smaller than our Milky Way, it contains about the same amount of stars.

Constellation: Ursa Major
Distance: 12 million light-years
Visual magnitude: 6.93
Number of Stars: 250 billion
Diameter: 70 000 light-years
Type: Sb

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