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Dazzling galaxy Messier 77, variant
Edited European Southern Observatory image of the spiral galaxy M77. Color/processing variant.
Original caption: ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) has captured a magnificent face-on view of the barred spiral galaxy Messier 77. The image does justice to the galaxy’s beauty, showcasing its glittering arms criss-crossed with dust lanes — but it fails to betray Messier 77’s turbulent nature.