Sculptor galaxy (NGC 253)

Sculptor galaxy (NGC 253)

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Caption: Sculptor galaxy (NGC 253). This galaxy, also known as the Silver Coin galaxy, lies around 13 million light-years from Earth in the constellation Sculptor. It is part of the Sculptor (or South Polar) Group of galaxies, one of the closest galaxy groups to the Local Group that contains our Milky Way. NGC 253 is a barred spiral galaxy seen on an oblique angle from Earth. Imaged by the WFI (Wide Field Imager) camera on the telescope at La Silla Observatory, Chile.

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