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Starburst Galaxy
Messier 82, also known as the Cigar Galaxy, is a starburst galaxy about 12 million light-years away in the constellation Ursa Major. Starburst galaxies undergo extremely high rates of star formation and are thought to represent a particular phase in a galaxy’s evolution. Because of its excessive star birth, M82 is five times brighter than our own Milky Way galaxy.
This image, from the Mount Lemmon SkyCenter, required a 28-hour exposure using the 32-inch Schulman telescope.
Image: Adam Block/Mount Lemmon SkyCenter/University of Arizona [high-resolution]

Starburst Galaxy

Messier 82, also known as the Cigar Galaxy, is a starburst galaxy about 12 million light-years away in the constellation Ursa Major. Starburst galaxies undergo extremely high rates of star formation and are thought to represent a particular phase in a galaxy’s evolution. Because of its excessive star birth, M82 is five times brighter than our own Milky Way galaxy.

This image, from the Mount Lemmon SkyCenter, required a 28-hour exposure using the 32-inch Schulman telescope.

Image: Adam Block/Mount Lemmon SkyCenter/University of Arizona [high-resolution]

(Source: Wired)

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