Okay, I found this first on geekology.com but the image is also popping up on several science blogs all over the web. This little slice of light is NGC 4452, a spinning disc galaxy much like our own but is unique because Hubble was able to take an image of it from a side view. Apparently this type of galaxy is fairly common in the universe but it’s been difficult to find any images of their width. The thing I like most about this image is not just the galaxy in the center (that represents hundreds of millions of stars), but the dozens of other spinning galaxies twirling out around it. That is one big damn universe.

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