Black Eye Galaxy or M64 (Picture of the Day)

Black Eye Galaxy (M64 or NGC 4826)
The Black Eye Galaxy (M64 or NGC 4826), also known as the Sleeping Beauty Galaxy, is a spiral galaxy in the constellation of Coma Berenices. It is approximately 17 million light years away. One of the unique features of this galaxy is the fact that the interstellar gas in the outer regions of the galaxy rotates in the opposite direction from the gas and stars in the inner regions. Therefore, there is a huge star formation on the boundary.

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4 comments:

  1. WOW! Before this my favorite was the sombrero galaxy. This is a beautiful image. I think I now have two favorite galaxies. But the edge goes this one; due to the rotational issues. That's really interesting. You have to wonder how that could be.

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  2. This is the most interesting galaxy my team has observed yet! Keep up the good work!

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  3. bored ..................out of my mind.ha het itQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQ

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  4. Cool thanks for your hard work I can use this information for my school project.

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