Spiral galaxy NGC 1566, infrared image

Spiral galaxy NGC 1566, infrared image

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Credit: JPL-CALTECH/R. KENNICUTT (UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA)/SINGS TEAM /NASA/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Spiral galaxy NGC 1566, infrared image. Blue areas are mature stars, while red areas are regions of active star formation. This galaxy is located 60 million light years from Earth, in the constellation Dorado. Image taken by the Infrared Array Camera on the Spitzer Space Telescope.

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Keywords: arms, astronomical, astronomy, astrophysical, astrophysics, dorado, galactic, infrared, infrared array camera, ngc 1566, seyfert galaxy, space, spiral galaxy, spitzer space telescope, star, star birth, star formation, stellar formation, stellar nursery

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