Galaxy at the Edge

Spiral galaxy NGC 4921 presently is estimated to be 320 million light years distant. This image, taken by the Hubble Space Telescope, is being used to identify key stellar distance markers known as Cepheid variable stars. The magnificent spiral NGC 4921 has been informally dubbed anemic because of its low rate of star formation and low surface brightness. Visible in the image are, from the center, a bright nucleus, a bright central bar, a prominent ring of dark dust, blue clusters of recently formed stars, several smaller companion galaxies, unrelated galaxies in the far distant universe, and unrelated stars in our Milky Way Galaxy. Image Credit: NASA, ESA, K. Cook (LLNL)

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Pikes Peak

Pikes Peak
Capt. Lucian Ivan, AFSPC/A6 and Capt. Christina Hoggatt, AFSPC/PA enjoy a gentler part of the hike, walking through the dense alpine forest, while Lt. Col. David Hanson, AFSPC Headquarters Squadron and Capt. Steven Dadd, AFSPC/SG, follow close behind during an HQ Air Force Space Command Pikes Peak climb activity Aug 25. (Courtesy photo)
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Pikes Peak

Pikes Peak
Capt. Lucian Ivan, AFSPC/A6 and Capt. Christina Hoggatt, AFSPC/PA enjoy a gentler part of the hike, walking through the dense alpine forest, while Lt. Col. David Hanson, AFSPC Headquarters Squadron and Capt. Steven Dadd, AFSPC/SG, follow close behind during an HQ Air Force Space Command Pikes Peak climb activity Aug 25. (Courtesy photo)
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