September 16 2014

thedemon-hauntedworld:

M94, Multi-ring galaxy
M94 is a complex galaxy in Canes Venatici. It has both inner and outer rings surrounding an unusually bright and active core. The blue areas in the innermost ring are areas of intense star formation. In this image, the outer ring shows hints of the very faint spiral structure seen in recent professional images.

Credit: Bruce Waddington

(via galaxyclusters)

September 16 2014