| NGC 210 is a rather strange galaxy due to its structure.
The inner portion is very bright and the two dust lanes (just
perceptible here) give way to spiral structure. Yet the outer two
filamentary arms are almost disconnected, making the galaxy better
described as a barred spiral. These ring-like galaxies have been
studied by astronomers to better understand how various shapes of
galaxies evolve. This galaxy is around 71 million light years away.
|L R G B color production was used to create this image.||
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