Rubin's Galaxy (UGC 2885)

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Christopher K.
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Rubin's Galaxy (UGC 2885)

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The ever-reliable Hubble accumulated enough light to create a beautiful image of the spiral UGC 2885, a very massive galaxy--eight times wider than our own Milky Way. Vera Rubin was studying galaxies this size during her career.

About Vera Rubin: https://www.si.edu/newsdesk/snapshot/ve ... astronomer

About UGC 2885: https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap200125.html

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