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Anne's Image of the Day: The Whale Galaxy

  April 23, 2014 NGC 4631, a barred spiral galaxy in Canes Venatici Image Credit & Copyright: Dieter Beer & Patrick Hochleitner NGC 4631 (also known as the Whale Galaxy) is an edge-on, barred spiral galaxy of about 140,000 light-years across that lies some 30 million light-years away from Earth in the small northern constellation of Canes [continue reading]