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Galaxy NGC 4013

At this spiral galaxy we look exactly on its edge. Around the central core is a 720 light-years large ring of young and bright stars. To the left of the ring we see a foreground star in our own galaxy.

Constellation: Ursa Major
Distance: 55 million light-years
Visual magnitude: 12.4
Diameter: 70 000 light-years
Type: SAb

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    NGC 4013
Photo: NASA, The NICMOS Group (STScI, ESA) and The NICMOS Science Team (Univ. of Arizona)

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