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Sculptor Galaxy (NGC 253), Hubble image

Sculptor Galaxy (NGC 253), Hubble image

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

Caption

Sculptor Galaxy (NGC 253). Combined images from the Subaru Telescope and Hubble Space telescope of the Sculptor Galaxy. This spiral galaxy measures around 70-80,000 light years across and lies 11 million light years from Earth, in the constellation of Sculptor. It is among the closest galaxies to the Local Group that contains our galaxy. NGC 253 is a starburst galaxy with very vigorous star formation and very dusty spiral arms.

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