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2 (Galaxies)

An excerpt from Nancy Atkinson’s “Twin Spiral Galaxies Dance Together” in  Universe Today “…  The image was obtained, appropriately enough by the Gemini South telescope in Chile using GMOS, the Gemini Multi-Object Spectrograph. These two nearly identical spiral galaxies are in Virgo, 90 million light years distant, in the early stages of a gentle gravitational [...]

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(M) 59 (& M60)

M59 & M60, which are also known as Messier 59 and Messier 60, are two of four galaxies observed in the Virgo cluster.  Billions (10+12) of stars are in both elliptical galaxies – which are estimated to be about 55 – 60 million light years away (10+23) while the asteroids observed are in our solar [...]

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