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Moon by RomualdPhotographer on 500px

Moon by RomualdPhotographer on 500px

Blue Ridge Parkway Night Shoot-Stars Moon and Planets | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Blue Ridge Parkway Night Shoot-Stars Moon and Planets | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

NGC 4725 is a member of the Coma-Sculptor galaxy cluster and lies 12.6 Mpc away from Earth (Gibson et al. 2009, ApJ, 512, 48). This galactic gem is believed to be tidally interacting with the neighbour galaxy NGC 4747 (outside the pictured field), as a neutral hydrogen plume pointing towards NGC 4725 suggests. In the optical,NGC 4725 is dominated by a single spiral arm that seems to originate from an inner ring rich in newborn stars and conspicuous HII regions (in red in the image).

NGC 4725 is an intermediate barred spiral galaxy about 40 million light-years away in the constellation Coma Berenices. NGC 4725 is a Seyfert Galaxy, suggesting an active galactic nucleus containing a supermassive black hole.

This colorful image from NASA's WISE (Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer) is a view of an area of the sky over 12 times the size of the full Moon on the border of the constellations Sagittarius and Corona Australis. Two types of star clusters are visible in the image.

This image from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, is a view of an area of the sky over 12 times the size of the full Moon on the border of the constellations Sagittarius and Corona Australis.

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