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Fraser
2006-Jun-12, 04:23 AM
The Hubble Space Telescope captured this magnificent view of disk galaxy NGC 5866, seen nearly edge on from our vantage point. The galaxy's dark dust lane is clearly visible, and it appears to be slightly warped, compared to the disk of starlight. This indicates that it probably brushed past another galaxy in the distant past. NGC 5866 is located in the constellation Draco, approximately 44 million light-years away; it's similar in mass to the Milky Way, but only two-thirds the diameter.

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