M82: Galaxy with a Supergalactic Wind (Picture of the Day)

M82: Galaxy with a Supergalactic Wind
The M82 galaxy, which is also known as the Cigar Galaxy, is 12 million light years away. It is one of the brightest galaxy in the sky in infrared light, which can also be viewed in visible light using a small telescope. Even the filaments extend over 10,000 light years.

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