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Sunday, September 11, 2016

NGC 6000 Galaxy

NGC 6000 galaxy in Scorpius — image

Located between the Rho (ρ) Scorpii and Tau (τ) Librae (Deracrab Australis) stars, NGC 6000 is a barred spiral galaxy (classification: SBbc) in SCORPIUS the Scorpion. 14.1 million light-years is NGC 6000's distance from our planet, and the galaxy's diameter stretches to a distance of about 374 quadrillion miles and 63,400 light years of the universe!

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Blog Background

The background has three Hubble Space Telescope images, which are accessible at this Hubble webpage:

— LH 95 is a star-forming region in the Large Magellanic Cloud, Dorado constellation.

— Ant Nebula (also called Menzel 3) is an aptly-named planetary nebula located in the constellation Norma.
— Egg Nebula (also called CL 2688) is a protoplanetary nebula in the constellation Cygnus.

HubbleSite Image Links: LH 95, Ant Nebula, and Egg Nebula