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Case of the one-armed spiral galaxy NGC 4725

Case of the one-armed spiral galaxy NGC 4725

[FOR HIGH RESOLUTION, CLICK ON IMAGE, Credit & Copyright: Martin Pugh] While most spiral galaxies, including our own Milky Way, have two or more spiral arms, NGC 4725 has only one. In this sharp color composite image, the solo spira mirabilis seems to wind from a prominent ring of bluish, newborn star clusters and red […]