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Galaxy (Pinwheel-Shaped)

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Galaxy (Pinwheel-Shaped)

 

This is a pinwheel-shaped galaxy photographed by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. In September 2002, the light of a supernova in this galaxy reached Earth making it possible for our astronomers to see it. This supernova was a white dwarf star that exploded and was the brightest object in the galaxy for several weeks. This galaxy is 100 million light-years from Earth.

 

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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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