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NASA’s Swift satellite has captured the best view of a neighboring spiral galaxy that we’ve seen yet.
Between May and July of last year, Swift took 330 ultraviolet images of the our closest spiral neighbor, the galaxy M31 in the constellation Andromeda. Compiling all 85 gigabytes of image data resulted in the highest-resolution ultraviolet picture of a galaxy that scientists have ever had, and researchers say the new mosaic will give them a closer look at how stars are born in the Andromeda galaxy, 2.5 million light-years away