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NASA / JPL-CALTECH / K. GORDON (STSCI) AND SINGS TEAM / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY NASA / JPL-CALTECH / K. GORDON (STSCI) AND SINGS TEAM / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Earth's neighbouring galaxies. Computer illustration depicting the 'lifestyles' of 75 galaxies that neighbour the Milky Way. Composed from images taken by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope as part of the Spitzer Infrared Nearby Galaxy Survey (SINGS) Legacy project. By understanding the mechanisms that fuel and hinder star production in these nearby galaxies, SINGS astronomers hope to solve the mystery of where galaxies come from, and how they've developed throughout the universe's history.
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