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Haunting New Hubble Photo Reveals The Wisps of a Dying Galaxy – ScienceAlert

From the smallest microbe to the mightiest oak, death is as true for above as it is for below, even for the mightiest galaxies.

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From the smallest microbe to the mightiest oak, death is as true for above as it is for below, even for the mightiest galaxies.
The process, however, is not a quick one. A haunting new Hubble photo of the galaxy NGC 1947 demonstrates this well: Even from a distance of around 45.4 million light-years away (in the southern constellation of Dorado), we can see that the galaxy is slowly on the decline.
The clue lies in the dust and gas. A galaxy in the prime of its life will be filled with the stuff,…

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