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ESO Photo Release eso1231: A Blue Whirlpool in The River — Tranquil galaxy home to violent events. A new image taken with ESO’s Very Large Telescope shows the galaxy NGC 1187. This impressive spiral lies about 60 million light-years away in the constellation of Eridanus (The River). NGC 1187 has hosted two supernova explosions during the last ...

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1 August 2012

A new image taken with ESO’s Very Large Telescope shows the galaxy NGC 1187. This impressive spiral lies about 60 million light-years away in the constellation of Eridanus (The River). NGC 1187 has hosted two supernova explosions during the last thirty years, the latest one in 2007. This picture of the galaxy is the most detailed ever taken.

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Space Scoop - the children's version of this release is available at: http://www.eso.org/public/news/eso1231/kids/

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The ESO Education and Public Outreach Department
1 August 2012




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