Discovered the Milky Way galaxy is identical


03/06/2011

With the help of a telescope MPG / ESO, astronomers have photographed the galaxy NGC 6744. This spiral galaxy located 30 million light-years away in the constellation of the Southern Hemisphere sky called Peacock. It is very similar to our own Milky Way.

NGC 6744 is different from the Milky Way with its size: the diameter of our galaxy is about 100,000 light-years, and her "big sister" is almost twice as much. Nevertheless, NGC 6744 gives us a rare opportunity to see how the Milky Way looks like from the outside.

This is one of the largest and closest spiral galaxy to us, its brightness reaches 60 billion suns.

Original: Physorg


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