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Galaxy NGC 2841

NGC 2841 is a large and active spiral galaxy. In X-ray light the remnants of numerous former giant stars and supernovae, which were ejected in bubbles, become visible.

Constellation: Ursa Major
Distance: 46 million light-years
Visual magnitude: 12.4
Diameter: 130 000 light-years
Type: Sb

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03/09/2006

    NGC 2841
Composite image in visible and in X-ray light.
Photo: X-ray: NASA/CXC/U. Mass/Q.D.Wang; Optical: NOAO/KPNO

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