Friday, September 7, 2007

The NOAO Showcase: Local Group Galaxies

The National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO)

Explore our Galaxy's nearest neighbors with the NOAO Showcase.

Our Solar System resides in a large collection of stars known as the Milky Way Galaxy, which is itself part of a larger collection of galaxies called the Local Group. This gallery from the National Optical Astronomy Observatory highlights the diversity of shapes and sizes of 10 Local Group galaxies as well as the colorful glowing gas of the famous Large Magellanic Cloud.

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