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NASA photos: The Hubble is back

By: Catie Leary on Oct. 16, 2009, 11:23 p.m.
NASA photos, Hubble Space Telescope, barred spiral galaxy, NGC 6217

Photo: NASA, ESA, Hubble SM4 ERO Team

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Barred spiral galaxy

This barred spiral galaxy, officially known as NGC 6217, was photographed on June 13 and July 18, to test and calibrate the Hubble's ACS. The galaxy resides nearly 60 million light-years away in the constellation Ursa Major.