Spiral galaxy NGC 4725, infrared image

Spiral galaxy NGC 4725, infrared image

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Caption: Spiral galaxy NGC 4725, infrared image. Unusually, this galaxy appears to have only one spiral arm. Blue areas are mature stars, while red areas are regions of active star formation. This galaxy is located 41 million light years from Earth, in the constellation Coma Berenices. Image taken by the Infrared Array Camera on the Spitzer Space Telescope.

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Keywords: arm, astronomical, astronomy, astrophysical, astrophysics, barred, coma berenices, galactic, infrared, infrared array camera, ngc 4725, space, spiral galaxy, spitzer space telescope, star, star birth, star formation, stellar formation, stellar nursery

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