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BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Hubble sights Milky Way's 'twin'

BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Hubble sights Milky Way's 'twin': "Hubble sights Milky Way's 'twin'
A stunning image taken by the Hubble Space Telescope shows a galaxy that looks like a twin of our own.
NGC 3949 is a large spiral galaxy and, in astronomical terms at least, is relatively nearby at around 50 million light-years away from Earth.
Galaxies like this help astronomers understand more about our own.
This is because the Sun and the Solar System are so embedded in the Milky Way that it is difficult to see our galaxy's large-scale structure. "

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