NGC 1672: Barred Spiral Galaxy (Picture of the Day)

NGC 1672
NGC 1672 is a barred spiral galaxy which is located about 60 million light years away in the constellation of Dorado. The galaxy spans about 75,000 light years across. The spiral arms of the galaxy has numerous star formation regions. The galaxy hosts a bright and active nucleus which likely has a supermassive black hole at the centre. The above picture was taken by the Hubble Space Telescope.

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  1. This is an absolutely gorgeous galaxy among others I have seen here. This is like NASA's APOD collection. I found a poster of this galaxy here along with others on this blog.

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