sep 162013
 
Anne's Image of the Day: Spiral Galaxy Messier 96

September 16, 2013 Messier 96, a spiral galaxy in Leo Image Credit & Copyright: Adam Block (http://skycenter.arizona.edu/gallery) Acknowledgement: R. Jay GaBany (http://www.cosmotography.com) Messier 96 (also known as NGC 3368) is an intermediate spiral galaxy of some 100,000 light-years across (about the size of our Milky Way), located about 31 million light-years away from Earth in [continue reading]