Thursday, 9 June 2011

Twin of our Milky Way

European astronomers have been able to get the best shot to date NGC 6744, spiral galaxy known for its great similarity with our Milky way, the BBC reported.

Photos from the "bird's eye view" NGC 6744 provides us the opportunity to see the eyes of our galaxy space travelers. Spiral galaxy is about 30 million light years and is located in the southern constellation of the Peacock.

In the new photograph taken by astronomers of the European Southern Observatory (ESO) clearly visible spiral arms of this far, "similar" galaxies. NGC 6744 would be almost identical to our Milky Way that is two times higher.

Astronomers have taken a picture using a 2.2-meter telescope in the Chilean Observatory La Force, which jointly manage the ESO and the Max Planck Society.

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