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The Hubble Space Telescope has captured vivid images of the spiral galaxy Messier 77, one of the most famous and well-studied galaxies in the sky.

Messier 77 is a galaxy in the constellation of Cetus, some 45 million light-years away from us. Also known as NGC 1068, it is one of the most famous and well-studied galaxies.

The stunning image of a galaxy more than 45 million light-years away, shows a swirling mass of energy, with bright pink patches that show the formation of baby stars.

The galaxy is a favourite research subject among scientists, with more papers written about it than many other galaxies put together.

Despite its current fame and striking swirling appearance, the galaxy has been a victim of mistaken identity a couple of times.

 

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Originally posted 2013-03-30 21:06:30. Republished by Blog Post Promoter