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January 28, 2009 12:00 PM (EST)

News Release Number: STScI-2009-06

Hubble's Next Discovery, You Decide


Image: Edge-on Galaxy NGC 4289

Edge-on Galaxy NGC 4289

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NGC 4289 is a spiral galaxy viewed edge-on to the disk. This means that we can't see the spiral arms — instead, we can see just how thin the disk is, and examine the dust lanes at the midplane of the disk and the stars that extend above and below it. Edge-on galaxies provide a striking and unusual view of the structure of spiral galaxies.

Object Name: NGC 4289

Image Type: Astronomical

Credit: Digitized Sky Survey (DSS), STScI/AURA, and Palomar/Caltech, and UKSTU/AAO


The above image is part of a montage:

Montage Image: Candidate Objects for 'Hubble's Next Discovery -- You Decide' Image Type: Astronomical/Illustration Candidate Objects for 'Hubble's Next Discovery -- You Decide'PRC2009-06b Star-Forming Region NGC 6334 Image Type: Astronomical Star-Forming Region NGC 6334 Planetary Nebula NGC 6072 Image Type: Astronomical Planetary Nebula NGC 6072 Planetary Nebula NGC 40 Image Type: Astronomical Planetary Nebula NGC 40 Spiral Galaxy NGC 5172 Image Type: Astronomical Spiral Galaxy NGC 5172 Interacting Galaxies Arp 274 Image Type: Astronomical Interacting Galaxies Arp 274

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