Spiral galaxy NGC 6946

Spiral galaxy NGC 6946

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Caption: Spiral galaxy NGC 6946, optical image. This galaxy has long spiral arms that contain numerous pink starbirth regions. Its central nucleus is relatively small and dense. The galaxy lies around 20 million light years from Earth in the constellation Cepheus.

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Keywords: arm, arms, astronomical, astronomy, astrophysical, astrophysics, cepheus, galaxy, ngc 6946, nucleus, space, spiral, spiral galaxy, spiralling, telescope

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