Spiral galaxy outlined with bright stars and dark dust • Earth.com

Last update: October 1st, 2020 at 2:00 pm

Today’s Image of the Day from the European Space Agency features a spiral galaxy known as NGC 2775, located 67 million light-years away in the constellation of Cancer.

According to the ESA, the central part of the galaxy is dominated by “an unusually large and relatively empty galactic bulge.” 

The feathered spiral arms of NGC 2775 are highlighted by millions of young blue stars as they intersect with dark regions of dust.

By Chrissy Sexton, Earth.com Staff Writer

Image Credit: ESA

 

 

 

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