apr 222013
Anne's Picture of the Day: Irregular Galaxy NGC 5253

April 22, 2013 NGC 5253, an irregular galaxy in Centaurus Image Credit: Nikolaus Sulzenauer/ESA/Hubble & NASA NGC 5253 is a small irregular galaxy – almost 100 times smaller than our own Milky Way galaxy – which is considered a dwarf starburst galaxy. It is located some 12 million light-years away from Earth in the southern [continue reading]