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Andromeda Galaxy seen in infrared
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Andromeda Galaxy seen in infrared

January 7, 2011
This is the most detailed image of the Andromeda Galaxy ever taken at far-infrared wavelengths. The Herschel infrared space telescope captured the image during Christmas 2010. The large rings of dust that encircle the centre of the galaxy may be the result of a smaller galaxy having collided with Andromeda some time in the past.


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