Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Is IC 352 A Better Galaxy than M51 ?

This galaxy, IC 352, presented to us by the WISE observatory, has been hidden (in detail) until now by our own Milky Way galaxy. It's about 6.6-11 million light years away. You can read more about it here.

How great is that? It's stunning, but I must ask the question, do you like it more than M51, the Whirlpool? Or the Sombrero galaxy? Well, looks and beauty are subjective, and I must admit I like this new image very much, but M51 will always be first in my heart.

The Once and Future (maybe) King:

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