Galaxy NGC 3079
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Galaxy NGC 3079

March 31, 2003
Atlas Image, covering 8´ × 8´ on the sky of NGC 3079. This nearly edge-on SBc peculiar-type galaxy, at a distance of about 18 Mpc (58.7 million light years) exhibits several rather unusual properties: It is quite dusty, as can even be seen in the 2MASS image; it has a relatively perturbed morphology; it possesses an active nucleus (AGN); and, it also shows a superbubble of hot gas emerging from its disk. 2001 Oct 3-9

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