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The Triangle Galaxy Reveals Stunning Stellar Symmetry in the Hubble Space Telescope
It's time to change the pictures on the desktop. The Hubble Space Telescope has created an incredible panoramic picture of the Triangle Galaxy, one of Earth's closest galactic neighbors.
The famous space observatory has captured a revolving spiral of stars in 54 viewing fields, capturing data for about 19,000 light-years. (One light year is the distance that light travels in one year, about 6 trillion miles or 10 trillion kilometers.)
The result is a huge picture of the Triangle – also called M33 – that covers about 25 million visible stars. While the image is in itself a work of art, astronomers will use it to learn more about the neighborhood near the Milky Way, which is our own galaxy.