Spiral galaxy

Spiral galaxy

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Caption: Spiral galaxy. Optical image of the central region of the spiral galaxy NGC 2997. The bright object at top right is a foreground star. NGC 2997 is 55 million light years from Earth in the constellation Antlia. This image was made with the 8.2-metre Very Large Telescope 'Kueyen' at the Cerro Paranal Observatory, Chile.

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Keywords: astronomy, astrophysics, cosmic, cosmology, galactic, galaxy, kueyen, ngc 2997, science, space, spiral galaxy, stars, universe, very large telescope, vlt imagery

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