Grand Spiral Galaxy or NGC 1232 (Picture of the Day)

Grand Spiral Galaxy
Grand Spiral Galaxy (or NGC 1232) is an intermediate spiral galaxy which is about 60 million light years away. in the constellation of Eridanus. The galaxy comprises of millions of bright stars and dark dust which are visible while billions of normal dim stars and vast tracts of interstellar gas which are less visible dominate the dynamics of the inner galaxy with its high mass. But, the dynamics of the outer galaxy is explained by the even greater amounts of matter known as the dark matter which are invisible.

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