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Here are some cool pictures of other galaxies. You can make any of these images into your computer desktop wallpaper. Just click on an image to enlarge it, and then choose “Set as Desktop Background”.
This is a photo of the black hole at the center of the Galaxy Centaurus A. This photo was generated from the combined data of the Atacama Pathfinder Experiment (APEX) telescope in Chile and the Chandra X-ray Observatory.
This image of the spiral galaxy M81 was taken by the NASA Spitzer Space Telescope. The spiral galaxy M81, located in the constellation Ursa Major is approximately 12 million light years from Earth. This stunning galaxy is also known as the NGC 3031 or Bode’s Galaxy.
Here’s an image of the spectacular Sombrero galaxy obtained by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope. Sombrero Galaxy, also known as NGC 4594, can be found in the constellation Virgo.
Here’s a composite picture of the galaxy cluster, MACS J0025.4-1222 obtained by the NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope and Chandra X-ray Observatory. This galaxy cluster is located at the constellation Cetus.
The image above features the disrupted spiral galaxy Arp 188 captured by the Hubble Space Telescope’s Advanced Camera for Surveys. This galaxy, located in the constellation Draco is also called the Tadpole galaxy due to its appearance.
We’ve also recorded an episode of Astronomy Cast about galaxies. Listen here, Episode 97: Galaxies.