Picture of the Day: Hubble Captures a Distant Barred Spiral Galaxy

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Some 62 million light years away lies the Dorado Group of galaxies, which includes the barred spiral galaxy pictured above, NGC 1483. A bright cluster at the galaxy's center and its swirling arms give rise to the "barred spiral" description. Star-forming regions dot the galaxy's spiraling arms. The Dorado Group contains about 70 galaxies, more than twice the number found in our own Local Group. Some of the other Dorado galaxies appear in the background.

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Rebecca J. Rosen is a senior editor at The Atlantic, where she oversees the Business Channel. She was previously an associate editor at The Wilson Quarterly.

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