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Thread: Spiral Galaxy Messier 100

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    Spiral Galaxy Messier 100

    SUMMARY: If our Milky Way looked in the mirror, this is what it would probably see. This is a photograph of galaxy Messier 100, located about 60 million light-years away. It presents an intricate structure with a bright core, two large arms, and a pair of fainter spiral arms. Japanese amateur astronomer Shoji Suzuki and Italian astronomer Marco Migliardi recently discovered a Type-Ia supernova in M100 on February 4, 2006.

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    Ok, where's the bar? Don't see no bar! Mirror be cracked?

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    There is a little bit of gravitational distortion in the mirror - circus effect. Doesn't Messier 100 look a little fat?

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    I bet theres a 'just right planet' in that galaxy.

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    I bet there are a couple

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    I happened to observe SN 2006X early Friday morning with a 17" f/15 classical Cassegrain. I mentioned it in the report that I posted in the Astronomical Observing forum.

    Dave Mitsky

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    Why does it look like a swirling vortex? The Dark Matter protagonists say the proof that DM exists is that the plane of galaxies rotate in a uniform way, the speed at the edge being nearly the same as the speed of rotation near the galactic center, yet the curving lines of stars in this image look to me like the stars near the edge are moving slower. Does this mean that early on in the evolution of a galaxy the Dark Matter is non existant or am I missing something?

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