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Galaxies Shining in the Night

Published by Klaus Schmidt on Thu May 2, 2013 8:22 pm via: NASA
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The galaxies M-81 and M-82 shine against the starry background in this image, taken using a 14-inch telescope at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala.

Eighty-six 30-second exposures were stacked to produce this color image, which covers just over one square degree of sky.

Image credit: NASA/MSFC/MEO/Aaron Kingery

Image credit: NASA/MSFC/MEO/Aaron Kingery

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