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    Galaxy NGC 300

    Galaxy NGC 300

    WASHINGTON, DC, UNITED STATES

    10.14.2009

    Courtesy Photo

    NASA

    This image of the nearby spiral galaxy NGC 300 was taken by Galaxy Evolution Explorer in a single orbit exposure of 27 minutes on October 10, 2003. NGC 300 lies 7 million light years from our Milky Way galaxy and is one of a group of galaxies in the constellation Sculptor. NGC 300 is often used as a prototype of a spiral galaxy because in optical images it displays flowing spiral arms and a bright central region of older (and thus redder) stars. The Galaxy Evolution Explorer image taken in ultraviolet light shows us that NGC 300 is an efficient star-forming galaxy. The bright blue regions in the Galaxy Evolution Explorer image reveal new stars forming all the way into the nucleus of NGC 300.

    NASA Identifier: PLAN-PIA04924

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    IMAGE INFO

    Date Taken: 10.14.2009
    Date Posted: 10.10.2012 11:20
    Photo ID: 685996
    Resolution: 1500x1500
    Size: 633.41 KB
    Location: WASHINGTON, DC, US 

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