Case of the one-armed spiral galaxy NGC 4725
In this sharp color composite image, the solo spira mirabilis seems to wind from a prominent ring of bluish, newborn star clusters and red tinted star forming regions. The odd galaxy also sports obscuring dust lanes a yellowish central bar structure composed of an older population of stars.
NGC 4725 is over 100 thousand light-years across and lies 41 million light-years away in the well-groomed constellation Coma Berenices. …
Also included in the frame, sporting a noticably more traditional spiral galaxy look, is a more distant background galaxy.
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