dec 052013
Anne's Image of the Day: Spiral Galaxy NGC 247

December 5, 2013 NGC 247, an intermediate spiral galaxy in Cetus Image Credit: ESO NGC 247 (nicknamed the Needle’s Eye Galaxy) is an elongated intermediate spiral galaxy (although it’s sometimes classified as a dwarf spiral galaxy) of some 70 thousand light-years across, located about 11.1 million light-years away in the constellation of Cetus (the Whale), while [continue reading]