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Spiral galaxies (NGC 5965 and NGC 5963)

Spiral galaxies (NGC 5965 and NGC 5963)

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ROBERT GENDLER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY ROBERT GENDLER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

Spiral galaxies (NGC 5965, lower right, and NGC 5963, upper centre), optical image. Located around 180 million light years from Earth in the constellation Draco, NGC 5965 is a faint spiral galaxy, seen here side-on. It has a diameter of around 320,000 light years. A dark dust lane is just visible as a reddish streak across the centre of the galaxy. NGC 5963 lies closer to Earth and is considerably smaller.

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