*text from back of card* - This beautiful spiral galaxy is like an "island in space" made up of more than a hundred billion stars. It is the closest large companion to our own Milky Way Galaxy, lying just 2 1/2 million light years away. That means that the light captured on film for this photo had been traveling through space since the time the first humans began to populate the Earth.
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The yellow-orange center shows us that the stars in the core of a galaxy are older and cooler. The bluish stars in the outer arms are younger, hotter stars.