FIg12_9 Spiral galaxy

FIg12_9 Spiral galaxy

Fig. 12.9 . This natural-color Hubble Space Telescope image shows the spiral galaxy NGC 4911 in the Coma cluster of galaxies, which lies about 320 million light-years away from the Earth. Central clouds of interstellar gas and dust are silhouetted against glowing, young, star clusters and clouds of hydrogen gas. (Courtesy of NASA/ESA/Hubble Heritage Team/STScI/AURA.)

Copyright 2010, Professor Kenneth R. Lang, Tufts University