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Glittering suns in a ‘starburst ring’ stretching around the core of Messier 94

18 Jul 2018, 06:00 UTC
Glittering suns in a ‘starburst ring’ stretching around the core of Messier 94 ESA/Hubble & NASA

The starburst galaxy M94, also known as NGC 4736, resides in the northern constellation Canes Venatici at a distance of about 16 million light years. The galaxy has a diameter of about 33,000 light years and is a member of the Virgo cluster, receding from the Milky way at about 337 kilometres (220 miles) per second.

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