Astronomy Picture of the Day – 14/8/2018

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Image: NASA

Messier 82 (also known as NGC 3034Cigar Galaxy or M82) is a starburst galaxy approximately 12 million light-years away in the constellation Ursa Major. A member of the M81 Group, it is about five times more luminous than the whole Milky Way and has a center one hundred times more luminous than our galaxy’s center.

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