apr 152013
Anne's Picture of the Day: Spiral Galaxy NGC 4402

April 15, 2013 NGC 4402, an edge-on spiral galaxy in Virgo Image Credit: NASA/ESA and Wikisky NGC 4402 is an edge-on spiral galaxy of about 55 thousand light-years across, located some 55 million light-years away from Earth in the constellation of Virgo, while it is receding from us at approximately 232 kilometers per second. It [continue reading]