jul 292013
 
Anne's Image of the Day: Spiral Galaxy NGC 3953

July 29, 2013 NGC 3953, a spiral galaxy in Ursa Major Image Credit: Tom and Gail Haynes/Adam Block/Mount Lemmon SkyCenter/University of Arizona (http://skycenter.arizona.edu/gallery) NGC 3953 is a barred spiral galaxy of about 111,400 light-years across, located some 56 million light-years away from Earth in the northern constellation of Ursa Major (the Great Bear), while it [continue reading]