Photo of the day

Really cool set of NASA images from Big Picture:

This picture, taken by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope’s Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 (WFPC2), shows a galaxy known as NGC 6872 in the constellation of Pavo (The Peacock). Its unusual shape is caused by its interactions with the smaller galaxy that can be seen just above NGC 6872, called IC 4970. They both lie roughly 300 million light-years away from Earth. From tip to tip, NGC 6872 measures over 500,000 light-years across, making it the second largest spiral galaxy discovered to date. (ESA/Hubble & NASA / Acknowledgement: Judy Schmidt)

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About Steve Greene
Professor of Political Science at NC State http://faculty.chass.ncsu.edu/shgreene

One Response to Photo of the day

  1. bobandron says:

    Reminds me of the Hurricane logo.

    Bob Andron
    Andron Architects & Associates
    Via iPhone (919) 616-0405
    <Bob@Andron.com>

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