Grand swirls from NASA’s Hubble: Intermediate spiral galaxy NGC 1566

A new Hubble image shows NGC 1566, a beautiful galaxy located approximately 40 million light-years away in the constellation of Dorado (The Dolphinfish). NGC 1566 is an intermediate spiral galaxy, meaning that while it does not have a well-defined bar-shaped region of stars at its center — like barred spirals — it is not quite an unbarred spiral either.

from Space & Time News — ScienceDaily http://ift.tt/1oXwE07

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