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NGC 5010

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    Hubble Spots New Red Galaxy, Perfect Example of Cosmic Middle Age

    This is NGC 5010, a dusty, lenticular galaxy in the constellation Virgo and the latest to be discovered by the Hubble Space Telescope. While the red and yellow colors of NGC 5010 make it look vibrant and active, those looks are deceiving -- the galaxy is mostly done forming stars, and with its best years behind it, is a great example of a galaxy transitioning from mid-life to old age.

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