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Astronomy Picture of the Day -- The Tail of the Hamburger Galaxy
NASA ^ | May 08, 2014 | (see photo credit)

Posted on 05/08/2014 4:10:53 AM PDT by SunkenCiv

Explanation: Sharp telescopic views of NGC 3628 show a puffy galactic disk divided by dark dust lanes. Of course, this deep portrait of the magnificent, edge-on spiral galaxy puts some astronomers in mind of its popular moniker, the Hamburger Galaxy. It also reveals a small galaxy nearby, likely a satellite of NGC 3628, and a faint but extensive tidal tail. The tantalizing island universe itself is about 100,000 light-years across and 35 million light-years away in the northern springtime constellation Leo. Its drawn out tail stretches for about 300,000 light-years, even beyond the left edge of the wide frame. NGC 3628 shares its neighborhood in the local Universe with two other large spirals M65 and M66 in a grouping otherwise known as the Leo Triplet. Gravitational interactions with its cosmic neighbors are likely responsible for creating the tidal tail, as well as the extended flare and warp of this spiral's disk.

May 08, 2014

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TOPICS: Astronomy; Astronomy Picture of the Day; Science
KEYWORDS: apod; astronomy; hamburgergalaxy; leotriplet; m65; m66; ngc3628; science
[Credit & Copyright: Martin Pugh]

1 posted on 05/08/2014 4:10:53 AM PDT by SunkenCiv
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To: brytlea; cripplecreek; decimon; bigheadfred; KoRn; Grammy; steelyourfaith; Mmogamer; dayglored; ...
The Big One

2 posted on 05/08/2014 4:18:10 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv


3 posted on 05/08/2014 4:28:46 AM PDT by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: SunkenCiv

Hamburger? Well, maybe one of those frozen squares that they nuke at McD’s! :-)

(seen edge on)


4 posted on 05/08/2014 4:37:52 AM PDT by left that other site (You shall know the Truth, and The Truth Shall Set You Free.)
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To: SunkenCiv

I like my burgers a little thicker...


5 posted on 05/08/2014 5:35:38 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: left that other site

Ok...now I’m hungry!


6 posted on 05/08/2014 5:42:31 AM PDT by gr8eman (There's no "R" in Warshington!)
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To: SunkenCiv

I can’t see the tail at all, even though I went to The Big One and expanded
the image well beyond what the web site does when you click the + cursor.


7 posted on 05/08/2014 5:48:31 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: gr8eman

Hold the pickle.
Hold the lettuce!

LOL!


8 posted on 05/08/2014 6:02:25 AM PDT by left that other site (You shall know the Truth, and The Truth Shall Set You Free.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Trio in Leo!


9 posted on 05/08/2014 7:39:53 AM PDT by Conan the Librarian (The Best in Life is to crush my enemies, see them driven before me, and the Dewey Decimal System)
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To: SunkenCiv

Pretty Wimpy actually, IMHO*


10 posted on 05/08/2014 8:24:54 AM PDT by mikrofon (* In Many Hubble Observations)
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To: SunkenCiv

11 posted on 05/08/2014 8:35:25 AM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: SunkenCiv

The trail of the hamburger.

A gherkin chip?


12 posted on 05/08/2014 9:05:50 AM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: Jack Hammer

Clearly there needs to be something adjacent named for Popeye, Olive Oyl, Swee’Pea, Wimpy (in particular), Bluto, and maybe the Sea Hag.


13 posted on 05/08/2014 9:24:00 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: hattend

Oh wow, I was *just* thinking about that episode. :’)


14 posted on 05/08/2014 9:24:48 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: JoeProBono

Looks like the roll was called up yonder.


15 posted on 05/08/2014 9:25:01 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: TheOldLady; mikrofon; Conan the Librarian

I’ll take another look.

Over to one side you can see the Condiment Nebula, although it’s also faint, having drifted away.

Yes, that’s right.

It’s the first documented case of Condimental Drift.


16 posted on 05/08/2014 3:31:04 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: left that other site; JimRed

It’s sad that someone just discarded the takeout box that it came in, probably will collide with the empty beer can galaxy over in the cosmic ditch.


17 posted on 05/08/2014 3:32:46 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv

“Two all quasar clusters,
Planetoids, stars and dust,
Asteroids, around a giant black hole. “


18 posted on 05/08/2014 3:39:07 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (Uninstall Fascist Firefox. Get Pale Moon.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Why, thank you Mr. Civilizations. I see it all now.

And as you said, the roll apparently was called up yonder, too. [giggles]

I hope a major study is launched immediately to study this Condimental
Drift. Otherwise, who knows what catastrophes might ensue?


19 posted on 05/08/2014 4:30:31 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: SunkenCiv

I know. Some people are just SO careless!


20 posted on 05/08/2014 5:39:50 PM PDT by left that other site (You shall know the Truth, and The Truth Shall Set You Free.)
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To: JoeProBono

Cheeberga,Cheeberga,Cheeberga.


21 posted on 05/10/2014 3:29:04 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (Stop wishing for a perfect world. You may get it. Who will you talk to then?)
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