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Fraser
2005-Jan-17, 06:59 PM
SUMMARY: Here's a beautiful 1280x1024 desktop wallpaper of barred spiral galaxy NGC 1300 taken by the Hubble Space Telescope. This image was unveiled last week at the annual meeting of the American Astronomical Society. Barred spirals are different from regular spiral galaxies because the arms don't spiral all the way to the centre of the galaxy, but instead are connected to straight bars that contain the nucleus of the galaxy. The galaxy lies 69 million light-years away in the constellation of Eridanus.

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wjwduke
2005-Jan-17, 08:39 PM
Beautiful and spactacular image Frazer. It's now my current wallpaper.

Fraser
2005-Jan-17, 10:46 PM
Me too. :-)

AstroStart.nl
2005-Jan-18, 12:43 PM
Where can I find all the other wallpapers. Do I have to scroll in the news, or is there a page with wallpapers. Thanks!

Fraser
2005-Jan-18, 05:32 PM
Here's the full list:
http://www.universetoday.com/am/publish/photos.html

Aqualung
2005-Jan-18, 11:17 PM
I am using this wallpaper as well.

beautiful picture!