|This spiral galaxy is viewed nearly edge-on from our perspective.
The reddened light from the center of the galaxy appears yellowish due to
thousands of light years of intervening gas and dust in the outer arms
of this galaxy. The core just just be glimpsed through the last wall of
dust in the center. NGC 2683 is a nearby galaxy at a distance of
16 million light years away. Other notable edge-on galaxies include:
and NGC 891.
|L R G B color production was used to create this image.||
Minimum credit line: Doug Matthews/Adam Block/NOAO/AURA/NSF
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