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Zodiac: Leo
Jul 23 - Aug 22
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Messier 81 ()

Messier object number 81 (NGC 3031) is a spiral galaxy and in the constellation of Great Bear. It is also known as the . It is approximately 12000000 lightyears away from earth.
Image credit: NASA, ESA, A. Zezas (CfA), and A. Filippenko (UC Berkeley) Acknowledgment: Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA) & O. Fox (University of California, Berkeley)
License: creative commons (cc) Attribution 3.0 Unported

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