Sunday, August 5, 2012

NGC 1187

This picture taken with ESO’s Very Large Telescope shows the galaxy NGC 1187. This impressive spiral lies about 60 million light-years away in the constellation of Eridanus (The River). NGC 1187 has hosted two supernova explosions during the last thirty years, the latest one in 2007.

Photo credit: ESO

Note: For more information, see A Blue Whirlpool in The River.

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