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Image of the Day: Spiral Galaxy Observed Inside Gigantic Cosmic Bubbles

Spiral galaxy NGC 3521 is olny 35 million light-years from Earth, toward the constellation Leo. Spanning some 50,000 light-years, the galaxy sports characteristic patchy, irregular spiral arms laced with dust, pink star forming regions, and clusters of young, blue stars....
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