Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Galileo Galaxy

Golden Galaxy

Credit: NASA, ESA, CXC, SSC, and STScI

This golden spiral galaxy is named Messier 101 and is the visible light version of a series of images taken at different wavelenghts.

In honoring the 400th anniversary of Galileo Galilei, practically the first to use a telescope, the Hubble telescope and many others, release special images for us to enjoy.

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