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NGC 4414
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Galaxies come in diverse shapes and sizes. NGC 4414 — which is located about 62 million light-years away — is an example of a spiral galaxy. As with most spirals, the central region of NGC 4414 contains primarily older, yellow and red stars. The outer spiral arms are considerably bluer due to ongoing formation of young, blue stars.

The stars form a flat disk that circles the nucleus — a disk we see tilted, so it doesn't appear flat. Spiral galaxies like NGC 4414 display beautiful spiral arms made up of millions of young stars.


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