2MASX; A BETTER DOOR THAN WINDOW

DanSpace77

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Image Credit & Copyright: NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope.

First of all, how awesome of a name is 2MASX J00482185-2507365 (hopefully you feel the sarcasm)? I’d prefer Schwarzenegger and DeVito.  Anyhow, this intriguing galaxy resides in the constellation Sculptor and at a distance of about 780 million light years so to say we’re looking back at ancient history is an understatement. It’s probably fair to say that most of the stars in this 100,000 light year wide spiral galaxy (similar to the Milky Way) either don’t exist anymore and or are growing very old in their lives. That sadly goes for any intelligent life that may happen to be in this image as well unless they’ve convinced their governments to become space fairing long ago. Or perhaps, tragically, they’ve only made it to the almost irrelevant distance of their moon before they stopped progressing to spend their money elsewhere (again, there’s…

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Author: rjbailey

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