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astro-image of the weekend:

Was about to go to sleep and realized that I've neglected my astro-photo-a-day! Here you go, a true spiral galaxy in contrast to the last, which was a barred-spiral:



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May. 7th, 2007 05:34 pm (UTC)
Oh, I know. This is part of why I love galaxies so much: the vastness, the power, the serenity, the violence, the potential... they are "island universes" to use the old nomenclature.

Vinge really "got" the magic of galaxies in his Fire Upon the Deep.
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