feb 122013
Anne's Picture of the Day: Spiral Galaxy ESO 269-G57

February 12, 2013 ESO 269-G57, a huge spiral galaxy in Centaurus Image Credit: ESO / Henri Boffin ESO 269-G57 is a huge barred spiral galaxy of nearly 200,000 light-years across (almost twice as large as our Milky Way galaxy!), located some 155 million light-years away towards the southern constellation of Centaurus (the Centaur), in the [continue reading]