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APOD: 2012 July 6 - The Tidal Tail of NGC 3628
The Tidal Tail of NGC 3628 Image Credit & Copyright: Thomas V. Davis (tvdavisastropix.com) A mere 30 million light-years away, large spiral galaxy NGC 3628 (center left) shares its neighborhood in the local Universe with two other large spirals, in a magnificent grouping otherwise known as the Leo Triplet. Perhaps most intriguing is the spectacular tail stretching down for about 300,000 light-years from NGC 3628's warped, edge-on disk. Known as a tidal tail, the structure has been drawn out...