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VLT Images Spiral Galaxy NGC 1187
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VLT Images Spiral Galaxy NGC 1187

August 4, 2012
This picture taken with ESO’s Very Large Telescope shows the galaxy NGC 1187. This impressive spiral lies about 60 million light-years away in the constellation of Eridanus (The River). NGC 1187 has hosted two supernova explosions during the last thirty years, the latest one in 2007.

Credit: ESO