Monday, June 27, 2005

spiral-shaped galaxy

This Hubble image of a spiral-shaped galaxy is more than just a pretty picture. A series of images like this allowed astronomers to measure its distance -- 60 million light-years from Earth -- ten times more accurately than ever before.

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Photo: Courtesy of Hubble Heritage Team (AURA/STScI/NASA)



Source:
Happy 15th Birthday, Hubble 
Amit Asaravala
Wired, 02:00 AM Apr. 25, 2005 PT

http://www.wired.com/news/space/0,2697,67304,00.html 

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