The Needle Galaxy

NGC 4565


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The Needle Galaxy is a spiral galaxy located in the constellation Coma Berenices. It is named for its long, thin appearance, resembling a needle.

NGC 4565 is approximately 30 to 40 million light-years away from us, and it spans an estimated diameter of about 100,000 light-years. It is considered one of the finest examples of an edge-on spiral galaxy visible from the northern hemisphere.


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