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Spiral Galaxy NGC 4414 The Vault
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This Hubble image of a spiral-shaped galaxy is more than just a pretty picture. A series of images like this allowed astronomers to measure its distance 10 times more accurately than ever before. Knowing the distance, which happens to be 60 million light-years from Earth, contributes to astronomers' overall knowledge of the universe's rate of expansion and its age.
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