Saturday, November 24, 2007

A Galaxy for Science and Research

A Galaxy for Science and Research
NGC 134 is a barred spiral with its spiral arms loosely wrapped around a bright, bar-shaped central region. The red features lounging along its spiral arms are glowing clouds of hot gas in which stars are forming, so-called HII regions. The galaxy also shows prominent dark lanes of dust across the disc, obscuring part of the galaxy's starlight.

NGC 134 – Click for 1280×1024 image

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