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Spiral galaxy. Optical image of the spiral galaxy NGC 5042. Its nucleus appears yellow as it mainly comprises older stars and dust. The arms are bluer as they contain young, hot stars. Bright knots of star formations are seen in the spiral arms. NGC 5042 is in the constellation Hydra.
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