March 28, 2013

Panning Across Messier 77

This video pans across the sky near to spiral galaxy Messier 77 in the constellation of Cetus, ending on a view of the famous object itself. M 77 is a highly-studied galaxy, with an active black hole at its centre and regions of bright star formation dotted along its loosely-wound arms.

Credit: NASA, ESA, Digitized Sky Survey 2. Acknowledgement: A. van der Hoeven

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