Feb 27, 2008

Amazing Triangulum Galaxy

This beautiful image of "Triangulum Galaxy" is the most detailed ultraviolet image of an entire galaxy ever taken. NASA's Swift satellite took 39 individual frames during 11 hours of exposure time that were then combined into this beautiful image.

The Triangulum Galaxy, designated as M33, is located about 2.9 million light-years from Earth in the constellation Triangulum. Although similar in shape to the Milky Way's spiral, M33 possesses only about one-tenth the mass. M33's visible disk measures about 50,000 light-years across, half the diameter of our galaxy. Credit: NASA


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