Spiral galaxy

Spiral galaxy

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Caption: Spiral galaxy. Optical image of the spiral galaxy ESO 269-57. This galaxy is seen face-on, and has a remarkable degree of symmetry and prominent outer arms creating a wheel-like appearance. ESO 269-57 is 155 million light years from Earth in the constellation Centaurus. This image was made with the Very Large Telescope 'Antu' at Cerro Paranal Observatory, Chile.

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Keywords: antu, astronomy, astrophysics, centaurus, concentric, cosmic, cosmology, distance, eso 269-57, galactic, galaxy, science, space, spiral galaxy, symmetry, universe, ut1, very large telescope, vlt imagery

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