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Alabama Explanation: Why is this galaxy so thin? Many disk galaxies are just as thin as NGCpictured herebut are not seen edge-on from our vantage point. One galaxy that is situated edge-on is our own Milky Way Galaxy.
Classified as a lenticular galaxyNGC has numerous and complex dust lanes appearing dark and Sexy housewives seeking sex Sweden, while many of the bright stars in the disk give it a more blue underlying hue. The blue disk of young stars can be seen extending past the dust in the extremely thin galactic plane, while the bulge in the disk center appears tinged more orange from the older and redder stars that likely exist there.
Although similar in mass to our Milky Way Galaxylight takes about 60, years to cross NGCabout 30 percent less than light takes to cross our own Galaxy. In general, many disk galaxies are very thin because the gas that formed them collided with itself as it rotated about the gravitational center. Galaxy NGC lies about 44 million light years distant toward the Girl for a shag in Fairmont of the Dragon Draco.