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Episode 43: Studying an Edge-On Galaxy

Play Jun 29•4:25

Astronomers like to see galaxies at various angles, since certain angles present better views of galaxies' structures. Recently, Hubble took a picture of NGC 5866, an "edge-on" galaxy. Our view of the galaxy is almost level with its edge. The galaxy was imaged in a variety of filters so that its tight, dark dust lane, flattened disk of blue stars and extended halo can be identified. Close exam...

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