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Photo: Galactic Light Show

Photo: Galactic Light Show

A new composite image released last week by NASA shows a galactic light show taking place 23 million light years away in NGC 4258, a spiral galaxy similar to our own Milky Way. NGC 4258 has two extra spiral arms which reveal a color-filled glow in X-ray, optical and radio light. The stunning display is the result of a black hole, shock waves, and vast amounts of gas which display as different colors based on the instruments NASA used to capture the data.

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