Feast your eyes on this ‘dead’ nearby galaxy, thanks to Hubble

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Galaxies come in all shapes and sizes, and the galaxies most pleasing to the eye are always in the most recognizable shapes. Dramatic spirals with outstretched arms, bursting with newborn stars are always a jaw-dropping sight, after all. Messier 110 is most definitely not in that group.

Messier 110 is what is known as an elliptical galaxy. It doesn't have well-formed features, and it's not a swirling mass of eye candy. It's just a big blob of stars hanging out around the nearby Andromeda galaxy. As far as galaxies go, it's rather small, but NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has a certain knack for making even "small" destinations in space look larger than life.

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