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M82 Galaxy: View in Red Light. Caption, Credit and Copyright

M82 (NGC 3034) photographed in red light of hydrogen (at wavelength of 656 nanometers) to show faint filaments extending outward 10,000 light years on each side of the center of the galaxy.

Photo courtesy Palomar/Caltech.
Copyright California Institute of Technology

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NCSA. Last modified 11/16/95.