| This galaxy is perhaps the most beautiful example of a
near-by spiral galaxy viewed edgewise. Note the small companion galaxies
above and beneath the disk. This particular galaxy is of interest to
astronomers that study the dynamics of material in the galactic plane
of spiral galaxies. In this example, there are sprays of material (gas and
dust) that are being accelerated perpendicular to the disk. This effect
is not well-understood. Please see click here to see the
full resolution image.
|L R G B color production was used to create this image.||
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