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Spiral galaxy NGC 1073, Hubble Space Telescope (HST) image. Optical image of the barred spiral galaxy NGC 1073. Our own galaxy, the Milky Way, is thought to be a similar barred spiral. This galaxy is 55 million light years from Earth, in the constellation of Cetus. Image data obtained with the HST's Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS) instrument. Image published in 2012.
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