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The Pinwheel Galaxy is one of the most fantastic spiral galaxies to view from Earth because it is facing us, displaying the full glory of its awesome shape. This new three-color composite image was captured by the Isaac Newton Telescope in La Palma, Spain.
Though the galaxy, which measures 170,000 light-years across, is visible with the naked eye as a fuzzy spot, large telescopes are needed to see any detail.
Originally posted by grantbeed
wow. Its amazing. If i worked at one of these observatories, i dont think i would ever sleep. Would just want to look at this sort of thing all night.