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Galaxy (Barred Spiral)

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Galaxy (Barred Spiral)

 

The Hubble Telescope shows this galaxy's (called NGC 1300) glowing gas against its dark clouds of interstellar dust. Barred spiral galaxies are different from regular spiral galaxies in that the arms of the galaxy do not spiral all the way into the center, but are connected to the two ends of a straight bar of stars. This galaxy is about 69 million light-years away.

 

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Next Generation Science Standards Connection

ESS1. A  The universe  and its stars
ESS1. B   Earth and the solar system
Patterns of movement of the sun, moon, and stars as seen from Earth can be bserved, described, and predicted
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