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ESA / HUBBLE & NASA, A. RIESS ET AL. / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY ESA / HUBBLE & NASA, A. RIESS ET AL. / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Spiral galaxy NGC 1706, NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. NGC 5468 is located in the constellation Virgo about 140 million light-years from Earth. There is a small central bright bar region and loose, spiral arms which have a blue colour due to the formation of hot, young stars.
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