Thursday, March 22, 2018

Spiral Dust

Today's Astronomy Picture of the Day is a wonderful shot of NGC 253, a spiral galaxy in the constellation of Sculptor. Discovered by Caroline Herschel (and you should really look up her life!), NGC 253 contains a high concentration of dust and displays an "frantic" amount of star formation. Try hunting it up with your backyard telescope!

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